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2nd LIEUT.EDWARD JAMES VIBART COLLINGWOOD-THOMPSON,
2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers,

only son of the late Mr. E. J. Collingwood-Thompson, of Limerick, and nephew of the Right Rev. Dom Gregory Thompson, O.S.B., Bishop of Gibraltar, was born in 1894, and came to Downside in September, 1904. He remained with us for only one term, going on to the Oratory School, Edgbaston, whence he passed into Sandhurst. In 1913 he received his commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and went to the front at the outbreak of hostilities in August, 1914. He took part in the fighting at Mons, St. Quentin and the River Marne, and on September 9th was seriously wounded at La Ferte, being shot in the stomach while clearing the village of German troops. He was carried to the field hospital, where he received the last Sacraments, and died on the following day.

Source : Downside In The War 1914-1919