Frederick Vivien Thompson
All Saints Church,
The cross is embedded in a wooden memorial high on the wall.
No inscription on marker.
on panel below
MAJOR A/Lt COLONEL
F.V. THOMPSON DSO. RE.
COMMDG 9TH ESSEX REGMT
DIED OCT 14th 1917 OF WOUNDS
RECD IN ACTION OCT 7TH 1917.
in frame below
This cross and inscribed board marked the resting place of Lieutenant Colonel F.V. Thompson DSO at Agnez les Duisans – France
They were brought home and simply framed and placed here when a permanent memorial took their place EASTER 1924
(This is especially interesting as we have already theorised that these may have, in some various cases been used as a memorial focus before permanent memorials were put in place – NS)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death: 14/10/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers. attd. 9th Bn. Essex Regiment
Awards: D S O
Grave Reference: V. C. 16.
Cemetery:DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Burial here relate to the 1917 Battle for Arras and also tend to relate to 8th Casualty Clearing Station.
Additional Information: Son of Major-General and Mrs. Charles Thompson, of Bedford; husband of Evelyn Rachel Thompson, of 23, Hillcrest Rd., Hythe, Kent.
Photographs courtesy of Julie Cauvin. Survey to follow.