Cyril Roy Thompson
Private 1988 - 1st Service Battalion
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
Enlisted: Mansfield 16th Feb 1917
Killed in Action Flanders 13th April 1918 : Aged 19
Ploegsteert Memorial - Panel 11
Private 1988 Cyril Roy Thompson was born 1899 in Huthwaite. Parents 1884 marriage between Derbyshire coal miner Mr John Thompson from Bloxwich, Staffs, and Miss Alice Vardy from Hucknall Huthwaite, gained their Sutton Road family home. Their next New Fall Street address identifies father John becoming a Picture Frame Maker before finally moving into 14 New Street.
Cyril Roy Thompson just happened to be staying with Barfoot relatives on Sherwood Street at time of 1901 census. He emerges in fullest 1911 Thompson household headed by John 47. Son Phillip left Mrs Alice Thompson still mothering 4 single sons, John Percy 24, Arthur 18, Cyril Roy 12, and Reginal Aubry 5, plus Miss Lily Dora Ashwin 11, an adopted daughter.
Private Cyril Roy Thompson stated former occupation of Shop Assistant when enlisted at Mansfield 16th February 1917. Joining North Staffs Regiment initially recognising Private 36962 C R Thompson might be choice from grandparents origins. Transferal on 9th August 1917 to 17th Battalion Royal Defence Corps shifts from the 26th into a 2nd Reserve Battalion.
Pte 1988 Cyril Roy Thompson was placed with the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and posted to France January 1918. He joined their 1st Battalion 8th February 1918, to be killed in action just two months later on 13th April 1918 aged 19.