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apanderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: John Thompson Reply with quote

JOHN THOMPSON, killed at Ypres, 1915
Son of Ross and Dinah Thompson
(Glasgow Western Necropolis)

Can't find him either!!

Anne
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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sign of him in the cemeteries at Ypres or on the Menin gate memorial. Best bet might be to try the Glasgow roll of honour to try and find a date of death.

\Paul
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Paul. For such a common name you need something else.

If you've been trawling through the CWGC databases you'll maybe have noticed that for some reason quite a lot of entries for 1915 have no family details. This makes it very difficult to identify a name.

Adam
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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it would be even worse if the year of death was wrong, the surname was Thomson instead of Thompson and John was actually a second christian name, all of which we have seen before. Even a regiment would help.

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two John Thompsons on the Glasgow Roll of Honour, and about a dozen John Thomsons.

I'm about to go out but will post details later.

Paul, the Glasgow Roll on lists name, rank, regiment and address. No dates unfortunately.
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