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17/04/2016
17/04/2016 Private Thompson later transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
17/04/2016 James Thompson enlisted in Ballymoney with the Royal Irish Rifles.
29/03/2016 The CWGC record Private James Thompson as the son of Mrs Jamieson (formerly Thompson), of Craghuller, Cloyfin, Coleraine, County Derry.
29/03/2016 In his will, he left all to his grandmother, Mrs Jane McCotter, who was living at Castle Street in Ballymoney.
29/03/2016 Private James Thompson was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Mikra Memorial. The Memorial is in Mika Cemetery in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece.
29/03/2016 His unit was travelling to the Eastern theatres of War, Salonika and Palestine and were on board the troop ship SS Arcadian in the Mediterranean. It had left Salonika headed for Egypt when it encountered an enemy submarine. It was torpedoed and the ship sank in the Mediterranean.
29/03/2016 Private James Thompson was serving with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he died at sea on Sunday 15th April 1917.
29/03/2016 James apparently lived in Glenmanus, Portrush for a time. (TBC)
29/03/2016 His mother remarried to become Mrs Jamieson.
29/03/2016 James Thompson was born about 1881 in Kilrea.
28/03/2016 In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my grandmother, Mrs Jane McCotter, 12 Castle Street, Ballymoney.
28/03/2016
28/03/2016 Last Will and Testament of Private James Thompson dated 23rd January 1917:
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