Second Lieutenant William John Thompson

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Date published: 24/05/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 26/03/1918
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel And Palestine, Israel And Palestine (including Gaza)
Plot: J 72
Information: Second Lieutenant William John Thompson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Palestine on March 26th, 1918, was the seventh son of Mr. G. R. Thompson, Gotnascale House, Londonderry, and was one of eight brothers serving in the war, of whom he is the third to fall in action. On the outbreak of the war he at once volunteered, and saw much service in France. He was in the action at Thiepval in July, 1916, with two other brothers, one of whom was killed. In March, 1917, he received his commission in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and was subsequently sent to Salonica, and from thence to Palestine. He was specially mentioned in despatches.