LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant George Robert THOMPSON

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: South Melbourne VIC, September 1891
Enlisted in the Army: 1 May 1917
Unit: No. 7 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 3 July 1918, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander James and Mary Thompson; husband of M. L. Thompson, of 26, Fawkner Street St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Place of Association: Queenscliff VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 July 1918, Lieutenant Thompson was killed when the RE8 aircraft he was flying crashed while diving on the ground target at Leighterton Aerodrome.  He sustained a fractured skull and died on impact.  No further details of the accident are held on his Service Record.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, THOMPSON G R

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