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Nieuwkerke (Neuve Eglise) Churchyard, France Nieuwkerke (Neuve Eglise) Churchyard, France
First Name: William John Last Name: THOMPSON
Date of Death: 27/11/1914 Lived/Born In: Brockley
Rank: Private Unit: London28
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Nieuwkerke (Neuve Eglise) Churchyard, France


The 28th London Battalion (Artist’s Rifles) arrived in France on 28th October, 1914 where they became an Officers Training Corps based at Bailleul. On 27th November, 1914 they were digging trenches near Brewery Inn, Neuve Eglise, when they suffered their first casualties. William Thompson was one of two men killed by a shell on that day.

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