Private Edwin Frederick Thompson
Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
22 Mar 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Clerk to plait dyer
Place of Birth
World War I Address
7 Studley Road
Place of Death
No known grave
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 27th July 1918
Pte Eddie (Edwin Frederick) Thompson, 307504, 2/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was reported missing, later presumed killed in action, near St Quentin in France, on March 22nd, 1918.
Born in Luton in 1892, the son of rate collector Mr Fred Thompson and his wife Julia, he had enlisted late in 1915 with three friends from the Union Chapel, Luton. They trained with the 3/1 Signal Co at Bedford. He transferred to the Royal Warwicks in December 1916.
Eddie's home address was at 7 Studley Road, Luton. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the St Mary's Parish Church Book of Life.