John Joseph Thompson
Private 120585 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment
Date of Death 19th November 1918 : Aged 20
Huthwaite Cemetery : Ref A.H. 1040.
Private JJ Thompson is one name missing from the Huthwaite Cenotaph role of honour, and yet a broken gravestone marked his burial within its cemetery grounds. To identify this son of Philip and Salina, 1901 census revealed them living on Sherwood Street, three years after the 1898 Hucknall Huthwaite birth of John Joseph. Finding this soldiers full name further asserts dated death is registered by Sunderland War Hospital where he actually died from an all too common natural cause of catching an army Flu' epidemic.
In memory of Selina, the beloved wife of Philip Thompson, who died March ?? 1904, aged 31 years. Also
Pte. J.J.Thompson, son of the above who died November 19th 1918, aged 20 years. Thy will be done.
Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 29 Sep 15 © by Gary Elliott