LEATHERHEAD WAR MEMORIALS - WWII

Rifleman Frederick Reginald Thompson
1st Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles

Town Memorial World War II


London Irish Rifles

Further research is necessary to establish what may be known of the circumstances of Fred Thompson's death.

Fred Thompson lived with his parents at what was then 156 Kingston Road, near the corner with Aperdele Road.

He was at Leatherhead Secondary School.

He worked at Jackson's the greengrocers which was second next door to the family home.

News of his death was received in November 1943.

His nephew, Frank Reginald Thompson, born in December 1943, was named after him and his brother Frank who was killed on 26th October 1942.

Rifleman THOMPSON, Frederick Reginald: 6092514: Age 24
Regiment: Royal Ulster Rifles
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The London Irish Rifles
Date of Death: 28/10/1943
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thompson, of Leatherhead, Surrey.
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL/E

His brother, Frank Richard James Thompson, also fell.
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 11.
Cemetery: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY

image via Mrs Edith Thompson, sister-in-law: Frederick is listed as Reginald Frederick on the CWGC database and this is being investigated.

Sources
1. Mrs Edith Thompson, sister in law, Great Bookham

Links

London Irish Rifles

the website editor would like to add further information on this casualty
e.g. a photo of his grave, and of any recollections of him

last updated 27 Sep 2004: 13 Feb 14 CWGC links updated 7 Nov 17