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Name:
Harry Thompson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
H
Service No.:
181749
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
15th D.L.I
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Almshouses, Staindrop
Civilian Employment:
Colliery Boy Underground
Cause of Death:
Missing in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Tyne Cot Memorial
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Harry was the son of George & Elizabeth Thompson of Almshouses, Staindrop. In 1901 Harry and his family lived next door to Thomas & Eleanor Tarn whose son Edward also died in the war. In 1911 Harry was 15 and a colliery boy underground. He lived with his parents and siblings in the Almhouses. His father was a retired cartman. Harry had a sister Lizzie who was Mavis Wearmouth’s mother. Mavis has loaned Harry’s medals and memorabilia to the exhibition.

Notes:

He joined the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry in 1915 and served in France. Harry was reported missing on 2nd October, 1917 aged 23 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;