Born: 1894, St. Clements, Ipswich.

Died: 10th October 1918; age 23; Died at Sea. R.M.S. ‘Leinster’ – Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-123 while bound for Holyhead.

Occupation: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 473013

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, T.F., 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, 84th Battery.


Grave Reference:

Church of England New Plot 729.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery,

County Dublin,

Republic of Ireland.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Arthur Thompson.




1901   59, Pottery Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Thompson, 37, a Blacksmith, born Ipswich.

Ellen Thompson (nee Barker), 38, born Ipswich.

Arthur Henry Thompson, 13, a Boot Shop Assistant, born Ipswich.

Mahala Edith Thompson, 11, born Ipswich.

Spencer Stanley Thompson, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   49, Long Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 16 years old, a Hydraulic Presser – Ironworks. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 47, a Blacksmith – Ironworks.

Ellen, 48.

Arthur, 23, a General Labourer – Ship Building.

Mahala, 21, a Sewing Machinist – Corset Manufacturer.

Spencer, 13, an Errand Boy – Shoe Makers.

Alice Hilda Thompson, 9, born Ipswich.

Walter Thompson, 6, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


Albert’s mother, Ellen Thompson died 1911, in Ipswich. His father, Arthur Thompson died 1913, in Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur H. Thompson, Spencer S. Thompson, and Walter Thompson – brothers, and Mahala E. Pinkney (wife of George Henry Pinkney), and Alice H. Thompson – sisters.

Albert is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


R.M.S. ‘Leinster’

Royal Army Medical Corps

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat, the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

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