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2nd Lieutenant, 3rd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, attached 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

Died of wounds 6th May 1917 age 20.

Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Cecil was born on 2nd May 1897 at Hoghton, Preston to William Thompson. He was educated at Charterhouse School (1911-1915), where he was a house monitor and member of the football team and then Caius Colleage, Cambridge. He joined the Officer Training Corps on 6th September 1916 and left on 5th January when he was commissioned with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He died of wounds in a hospital at Etaples, France in early May 1917. His bronze death plaque was being offered for sale on ebay in April 2017.