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6980945   Private Thompson Workman
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Dated added: 20/08/2020   Last updated: 20/08/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 209 Company, Pioneer Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/04/1913
Died: 07/01/1945 (Unknown)
Age: 29
Thompson Workman was born on 16th April 1916. Thompson lived in the Drumoolish / Tamlaght 0'Crilly area. Private Thompson Workman was serving with the 209th Company of the Pioneer Corps when he died on 7th January 1945. Two other members of the Pioneer Corps died that day and were buried in the same place. Private Thompson Workman was later reinterred in Mierlo War Cemetery near Eindhoven in Holland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mierlo War Cemetery
  Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, 3
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-F-10
CWGC Casualty 2081249
The village of Mierlo lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 12kms to the east of Eindhoven. The cemetery was started in the spring of 1945 when graves were brought in from the surrounding district, most of them being casualties of September-November 1944. At that time the main fighting was concerned with clearing the region south and west of the Maas and with opening up the Scheldt estuary further west. Helmond itself was occupied on 25 September, 1944.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private Thompson Workman's grave
2 - Drumoolish Thompson lived in Drumoolish area
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thompson Workman's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023