2nd Lieutenant Frederic George Thompson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

11 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Bank teller


Barclays Bank, Luton

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

79 Castle Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Grave location no longer known

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 21st April 1917
Second Lieut Frederic George Thompson


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.


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Second Lieut Frederic George Thompson

Author: Deejaya

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