Private 13248 Alfred Thompson

Died of Wounds on Wednesday, 22nd September 1915, age 25.
Buried in Grave I. H. 3. at Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.

'D' Company of 8th Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment. 51st Brigade of 17th Division.

Son of William Thompson, of 5 Park Terrace, Park Estate, Tipton.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Tipton, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, 14th July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/117205/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
Park Lane East, Tipton, Staffs.
William Thompson (42, Iron Moulder, born London), his wife Harriet (38, born Derby), and their 5 children: Winifred (19, born derby), John (17, Iron Moulder, born Derby), Alfred (10, born Tipton), Leonard (8, born Tipton), and Ellen (6, born Tipton).

1911 Census
43 Martin Road, Tipton, Staffs.
William Thompson (52, Widower, Iron Moulder, born Isle of Dogs), and his 3 children: Alfred (20, Iron Moulder, born Tipton), Leonard (18, General Fitter, born Tipton), and Ellen (16, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

The 8th South Staffs were in the line near Voormezeele, about 2 miles south of Ypres during September 1915. Conditions were appalling with trenches underwater, but casualties were comparitively light.

Alfred would have been wounded here, and evacuated back through the Casualty Clearing system to Le Treport where numerous hospitals were situated. Alfred died here from his wounds, and is buried in the Le Treport Military Cemetery.

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