Corporal William John Thompson


4450333 Corporal William John "Bill" Thompson of the 12th Parachute Battalion. He was killed by a mortar at Le Mesnil on the 8th July 1944, aged 30. Copyright: Harold Thompson.



The final letter which Corporal Thompson sent to his mother. The Harold and Tommy mentioned are his brothers; Harold served in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Kent, Thomas Richard was in the Merchant Navy and served on the Arctic Convoys, both survived the war. Copyright: Harold Thompson.



The field grave of Corporal Thompson. Copyright: Harold Thompson.