Lieutenant Fendall Powney Thompson

Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 02/07/1916
Age at death: 19
Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Plot: I. H. 7.
Information: Lieutenant Fendall Powney Thompson, Hampshire Regiment, only son of Lieut. Col. Powney Thompson, Indian Army, and grandson of Lieut. General Clifford, C.B., Carn Cottage, Belturbet, was killed in action on July 2nd, 1916. When war broke out the doctors refused to pass him as fit for service owing to a slight stiffness of the left arm, the result of an accident in childhood, but being resolved to serve in some capacity he offered himself as a chauffeur, without pay, to St. John Ambulance Society, was accepted, and spent two months in France. On Colonel Thompson's return from India the facts were represented to Lord Kitchener's secretary, who said “a boy like that is worth having”, and Lieutenant Thompson was eventually posted to the 3rd Batt. Hampshire Regiment, from which he joined the 1st Battalion.