Thompson, John (No. 337)

Thompson, John

Rifleman

No. 337, 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles       

Died of disease on Friday 20 August 1920 (aged 23)

Buried:

Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, Co. Down (Grave 13. 36)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

John Thompson (No. 337) served with the 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, the Pioneer Battalion of the 36th (Ulster) Division, and he died of apoplexy on 20 August 1920 (aged 23) at 21 Ewart’s Row, Belfast – the home of his step-uncle, William Hart.

Rifleman John Thompson (No. 337) was buried in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards (new ground) and in the cemetery records he is described as a labourer who was living in Belfast.