Ernest Shilcock Thompson

View Ernest Shilcock on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Date of birth:
Date of death:
22 November 1916
Age at Death:
THOMPSON Ernest Shilcock

Known information

Ernest Shilcock Thompson was born in Whitwell in 1877, the youngest son of Joseph and Emma Thompson. He served with the 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) and was killed in action during the last stages of the Battle of the Somme at Eaucourt L'Abbaye in France on 22 November 1916, aged 40. He has no known grave but is remembered on Pier 6D of the Thiepval Memorial. Ernest is not remembered on any war memorial in Rutland but is mentioned with details of his death on his parents gravestone in the churchyard at Whitwell.

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  • Whitwell Church 1
  • E S Thompson RR4
  • E S Thompson RR1
  • E S Thompson RR2
  • E S Thompson RR3
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Pier 6d
  • E S Thompson

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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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