Service Details
Name:
THOMPSON
Given Name:
GEORGE MASTERMAN
Initials:
G M
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
Royal Scots
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Unit:
1st Bn.
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Unit 2:
and General List
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Date of Death:
1914-08-22
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Date of Birth:
1890-02-21
Age:
24
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, while attempting to storm the German trenches, on the enemy's left, at Chra Village
Decorations:
Croix de Guerre with Palms (France)
Additional
Information:
Son of Col. George William Thompson, (Commanding Royal Scots), and Mrs G. W. Thompson, of Beechwood, Burley, Hants. Born Eshowe, Zululand. The First British Officer killed in action in the war. A Special French Army Order was published on 20th October commending his gallantry and the fine example he gave to the French soldiers temporarily under his command. Commemorated on War Memorial in Burley, Hampshire
Commemoration
Country:
Togo
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Cemetery:
WAHALA CEMETERY
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