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205220 Pte John William Thompson 4th East Yorks

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I have a Prayer Book which was given to Pte Thompson in Nov-1917 by the Rev L Jones of Wold Newton, East Yorks. On the blank pages John recorded each of his mails from Jul-1918 to Jan-1919 whilst being in Salonika and during his return by hospital ship via Malta and Gibralter, to end up in West Didsbury Hospital 04-Jan-1919.

I know a little of his subsequent life but cannot find many of his service details - he would seem to have signed on during March 1918 at the age of 39.

Can anyone help?


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I'm in the PRO for a couple of hours tomorrow - oddly enough, I have promised to check the medal records for another William Thompson for someone else on the forum.

I think this is a sign I should check for your man as well.



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medal records don't really add much

Entitled to British War Medal & Victory Medal.

Only unit shown on medal rolls is 2nd East Yorks, which fits for Salonica, although his number is an 4th E Yorks one.


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Thank you for your kind efforts..greatly appreciated...

I have another request if you could help.

201759 Pte William Wray 1st/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters, related to my wife, died Monday 14 May 1917 and is buried in Maroc British Cemetary Nord ref: II.P.2. We have CWGC to thank for this information.

We know he enlisted very young...we believe him to have been 16.

1. What were the circumstances of his death?

2. Could it have been in battle if so, which?

Anything else that comes to light would be gratefully acknowledged.


Patrick A Griffin

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