Thomson L Rfn 1877 16th London Regiment

Thomson L Rfn 1877 16th London Regiment

THOMSON, LESLIE, Rifleman, No. 1877, F Coy.1/16th Battn. (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), s. of Walter Thomson, of 18, Lorne Street, Reading, by his wife, Emma; b. Reading, co. Berks, 9 Feb. 1893; educ. Christ’s Hospital, West Horsham; volunteered and joined the Queen’s Westminsters, 5 Aug. 1914; went to France, 1 Nov. 1914, and was killed in action by a rifle grenade which burst just behind him in the trenches at Houplines, near Armenti√®res, 18 March, 1915; unm.

Buried in the hospital cemetery, Rue Carnot, Houplines. Major Tyrwhitt wrote to his parents :¬† “Your son was always such a bright cheerful boy and such a good soldier,” and a letter signed by 42 men, including officers of his company (Sec. 11), also bore testimony to the respect in which he was held by all.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1

 

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