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Name: Allan THOMPSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: A Service No.: 4450104
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 26
Unit: 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence:
Home Address: Sale, Cheshire.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died:
Date of Death: Sunday 26th May 1940
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Dunkirk campaign, France, 1940.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, France.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: No
Family Details:
Son of Mr and Mrs William John Thompson of Whitewell Lane, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Ethel Thompson of Sale, Cheshire. Brothers: George Lyall, Robert, Edwell, and Thomas. Allan's brother Robert served as a Sergeant Major Instructor in India. Edwell served in Egypt and Thomas served with the RAF. George Lyall died of wounds received in action, 19th July 1940, aged 39 years, whilst serving aboard HMS Wivern, Royal Navy. A brother in law, Michael Jordan, lost his life in December 1939 whilst serving with the Royal Navy.
Notes : It was recorded in a local newspaper that the Thompson family had a brilliant family record of service in the armed forces.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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