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   Major John Herbert Oliver-Thompson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 02/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 40th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/03/1896
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
John Herbert Oliver-Thompson was the son of Henry and Alice Marian Thompson. John was born about 1896. He attended Dublin University (Trinity College) Officers Training Corps. John Oliver-Thompson served for a time with the South Staffordshire Regiment. He was mentioned in Despatches. Acting Major John Herbert Oliver-Thompson was serving with the 40th Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he died on Thursday 21st Mar 1918. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 10
CWGC Casualty 779999
Summary      
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Masonic Lodge No. 532 - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 82
References and Links
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Major John Herbert Oliver-Thompson
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Lists Oliver-Thompson as attending Dublin University (Trinity College) Officers Training Corps
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Major John Herbert Oliver-Thompson can be purchased here
4 Trinity College War Memorial Lists Oliver-Thompson on the Memorial
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