1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Willy Thompson

Contributed by: Hazel McGovern, on 2008-11-07

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First Name Willy
Surname Thompson
Year of Birth Unknown
Year of Death 1915
Regiment South Wales Borderers
Place of Wartime Residence Kilkeel, Down

Willy's Story

I am Willy Thompson's great niece, (my maternal grandmother's brother) I never knew him but I have inherited all the memorabilia relating to him and his death, even his dog tags. I did not pay much attention when I was young but of course now I realise how important it all is. It is sad to think that I am probably the only person alive who thinks of him. He also served in the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War. He died at Boulogne from wounds received at Looo.

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