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Richard Thompson

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th Battalion
Regiment Number: 19729
Date of Death: 01-07-1916
Cause: Killed in action, The Somme
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France

Richard Thompson was born on 23 January 1893 in Longford, son of Richard Thompson, a mason, and his wife Jane Fayle. He lived in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan prior to enlistment.

Pte Thompson enlisted in Newtownards, Co. Down. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 

Parents Names: Son of Richard Thompson and Jane Fayle
Notes: Possible entry for Richard Thompson senior at his brother Robert's house in Cavan in the 1901 census, and is recorded as being a widower. There is a possible entry for Pte Thompson at school in Clifden in 1911.

Link to Thompson's CWGC entry - birth record.

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