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Private 7001 John THOMSON
1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action,   Thursday 22nd October 1914,   France,   age 33

Home address:10 Boston Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1881, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Selina E. Thomson and James Thompson
3 Ridling Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Emily Jane Thomson, née Foote
137 Mottram New Road, Hyde, Cheshire
Enlisted:Stockport, Cheshire
Remembered:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France,
panel 13.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the North Cheshire Herald, 20th February 1915, page 8, column 3:

Hyde Man Mentioned in Dispatches: Distinguished Conduct in the Field
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Private J. Thompson of the 1st Cheshire Regiment, no news having been heard of him since October last [Year]. A list of names has, however, just been published of officers and men mentioned by General Sir John French, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field, and in this list of the 1st Cheshires appears the following: - Thompson (7001) Private J., Boston-Street, Hyde. From this we gather that Private Thompson is still alive as in many cases in the same list the names of officers who have been home on leave appear.

From the London Gazetteer (2nd Supplement):

Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for Gallant & Distinguished Service in the Field

From the Hyde Reporter, 26th July 1919, Page 3 (a report of a ceremomy at Hyde Town Hall where medals were presented by Mayoress Murfin):

1914 Star awarded in respect of the late Private John Thomson, Cheshire Regiment, 125, Mottram Road, Hyde. Private Thomson was an army reservist, and was called to the colours on the declaration of war in August 1914, afterwards proceeding to France. He was reported missing from La Bassee on the 22nd October, 1914, and afterwards reported to be presumed killed on that date. The decoration was handed to the widow.