Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
11 Apr 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Second Lieut Frederic George Thompson, 7th Bedfords attached to 6th Bedfords, was killed in action by a shell in France on April 11th, 1917. He was aged 30.
Although living in Castle Road, Bedford, he had spent 12 years as a cashier at Barclays Bank in Luton, whom he joined in 1904.
He had offered himself for service in he early stages of the war but had been rejected. About a year before his death, however, he got into the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps and was later gazetted to the Bedfordshire Regiment, with whom he went from Landguard to serve in France.
Frederic Thompson was the son of Mrs Louisa Thompson and the late Frederic Thompson, stationer and bookseller, of High Street, Bedford. He was educated at Bedford Modern School,where he was in the cadet corps, and passed the senior examination of the Institute of Bankers.
He was also secretary and vice-captain of Bedford Rowing Club and holder of the senior sculls championship. He had a brother serving in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry.