Private William Affleck Thompson
48839 3rd Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Died of Pneumonia in Harwich, U.K. 6th August 1918, aged 28
Lived at 65 Waterloo Road
Buried in Burnley Cemetery
Burnley Expess 21st August 1918 - 24th August 1918

DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA (Burnley Express 24th August 1918)

Mrs Thompson of 65 Waterloo Rd. has received information that her husband, Pte. W.A. Thompson of the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died of pneumonia on August 5th 1918 at Dover Court Hospital,Norwich. He joined the forces last April and was 28 years of age. He was a weaver before the war, but for several months he worked on munitions at Barrow. His name is on the Roll of Honour at St. Aidan's. His brother Pte. 18117 Harry Thompson 16th Lancashire Fusiliers is serving in France. His parents reside at 1 Diligent St. In addition to a widow the deceased soldier leaves a child ten months old. His wife's brother has lost one soldier brother Pte. Charles Dixon 8122, 1st East Lancashire Regiment, another brother Pte. George Dixon is serving.

 

 

 

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