THOMPSON Arthur Rippin

Known information

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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  • Whissendine Church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 1
  • Arras Memorial
  • Arras memorial 9
  • A M Thompson

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2 images A picture of his name, listed as Thompson A.M. By CWGC on the memorial, taken 5 December 2015.
By John Stokes on Saturday 12th December '15 at 5:34am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
Although CWGC refer to him as 'Arthur Rippin' on their website, the memorial document, which can be downloaded from that page lists him with the initials 'A. M.' While this might explain why he's showing as 'A.M. Thompson' on Bay 1, it is not clear why he was not listed with the initials 'A. R.'
By John Stokes on Sunday 20th March '16 at 9:13am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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