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Private 7001 John THOMSON of 1st Bn., Cheshire Regiment

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

Of:10 Boston Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1881, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Selina E. Thomson and James Thompson of 3 Ridling Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Emily Jane Thomson, née Foote of 137 Mottram New Road, Hyde, Cheshire
He enlisted in:Stockport, Cheshire
Remembered on:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France 200, 2,   Panel 13
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


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.

North Cheshire Herald, February 20th 1915, Page 8, Column 3

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

London Gazetteer (2nd Supplement)

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