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  • This is a family memorial in West Markham All Saints Church photographed by Rachel Farrand in March 2013.  The inscription reads 'In loving memory of Pte James Smalley of West Markham, 7th Royal West Kents, youngest son of WJ & A Thompson who died at Sains-du-Nord, September 30. 1918. Aged 33 years. A prisoner of war. Lest we forget.' Rachel notes ‘The parish church at the time of the Great War was the Mausoleum at West Markham. When it  closed in 1956 the memorials transferred to All Saints which had been ruinous at the time of the Great War and was effectively closed. However,  when the Mausoleum fell into disrepair it was All Saints that was repaired and reopened as the parish church.’ No parish memorial was created so Thompson is included on this archive’s Virtual Memorial.
Person Details
Tuxford Nottinghamshire
He was the son of William John and Annie Thompson and the brother of Nellie Margaret Thompson. He was the husband of Hannah (née Bellamy) Thompson and the father of Lois M Thompson. They lived at West Markham Tuxford Nottinghamshire.
He was a farm worker.
30 Sep 1918
33
321028 - CWGC Website
G/19564
Private
7th Bn The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
St Souplet British Cemetery Grave Reference I.F.30
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  • This is a family memorial in West Markham All Saints Church photographed by Rachel Farrand in March 2013.  The inscription reads 'In loving memory of Pte James Smalley of West Markham, 7th Royal West Kents, youngest son of WJ & A Thompson who died at Sains-du-Nord, September 30. 1918. Aged 33 years. A prisoner of war. Lest we forget.' Rachel notes ‘The parish church at the time of the Great War was the Mausoleum at West Markham. When it  closed in 1956 the memorials transferred to All Saints which had been ruinous at the time of the Great War and was effectively closed. However,  when the Mausoleum fell into disrepair it was All Saints that was repaired and reopened as the parish church.’ No parish memorial was created so Thompson is included on this archive’s Virtual Memorial.
    Photo Rachel Farrand - This is a family memorial in West Markham All Saints Church photographed by Rachel Farrand in March 2013. The inscription reads 'In loving memory of Pte James Smalley of West Markham, 7th Royal West Kents, youngest son of WJ & A Thompson who died at Sains-du-Nord, September 30. 1918. Aged 33 years. A prisoner of war. Lest we forget.' Rachel notes ‘The parish church at the time of the Great War was the Mausoleum at West Markham. When it closed in 1956 the memorials transferred to All Saints which had been ruinous at the time of the Great War and was effectively closed. However, when the Mausoleum fell into disrepair it was All Saints that was repaired and reopened as the parish church.’ No parish memorial was created so Thompson is included on this archive’s Virtual Memorial.
  • Photo Rachel Farrand -