L/Cpl. George Thompson

(S/N 2618392)

Gdsm. George Thompson, formerly of the Grenadier Guards, served with No.1 (later known as No.101) Troop of No.6 Commando from March 1941 in (Glencoe) until, at least, March 1942 when he transferred back to No.1 Troop of No.6 Commando.

Later promoted to Lance Corporal George Thompson was reported as being Killed In Action (KIA) on 10th June 1944 from gun shot wounds received during No.1 Troop’s abortive effort to reinforce No.4 Commando at Le Plein, aged 28 years.

George was the son of John and Emma Linda Thompson, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetry (Calvados, Normandy, France), Grave IVA.G.4.

The inscription on his headstone reads:

‘Resting where no shadows fall, in perfect peace he awaits us all’.

Picture courtesy of Mr. Terry Marriott