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Name: Charlton THOMPSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: C Service No.: 45751
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Halfway Houses, Prudhoe, Northumberland. Age at Death: 20
Unit: D Company, 15th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham
Home Address: 55 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Previous Address: 9 Townely Cottages, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. 11 Beech Grove Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Pony putter at Emma Colliery. Formerly a Braker.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 10th April 1917
Place of Death: France
Locally Commemorated: Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 4th May 1917. In Memoriam, 5th December 1918. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 12th May 1917.
Family Details:
Son of Sarah (nee Moore) and Edward Charlton Thompson of 55 Emmaville, West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: John W, Edward William, and George. Sisters: Dorothy, Mary, and Hannah.
Notes : Charlton started his working life at Emma Colliery at the age of fourteen on 9th May 1910. He enlisted in the colours on 5th May 1915. His brother, Edward William, was killed in action on 6th November 1918, whilst serving with the 2nd Bn Scots Guards. Charlton's mother, placed a request for information in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, dated 14th January 1919, asking for any reliable information from soldiers about her son.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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