Gunner Arthur Rippin Thompson, Royal Garrison Artillery, was a son of Joseph Stephen and Alice Thompson of Ivy Cottage, Whissendine, and was born on 26 October 1887. He was a a grazier before joining up on 17 August 1916, and was sent to the Western Front in April the following year. He was killed while in action with the 32nd Siege Battery on 9 April 1918, at a point south west of Armentiéres and north-west of Laventie. He had previously fought on the Cambrai front. Arthur has no known grave and is remembered on Bay 1 of the Arras Memorial as well as in Whissendine Church.
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