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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