Hugh Joseph Thompson

Rifleman Hugh Joseph Thompson of Linwood Street, Belfast served with 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles during the Dunkirk evacuation of May and June 1940.


Hugh Joseph Thompson


Rifleman Hugh Joseph Thompson (7013406) served in 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. He was the son of John “Johnny” Thompson and Annie Thompson of Moltke Street, Belfast, and the husband of Elizabeth L. Thompson (née Swain) of 5 Linwood Street, Belfast. A brother William Thompson served in India during the Second World War.

Rifleman Thompson died on 3rd June 1940 aged 20 years old at a military hospital in England. His cause of death was as a result of wounds sustained during the Dunkirk evacuation. His grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section A, Grave 362 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast. His headstone bears the inscription:

Manly and brave, his young life he gave.

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