Trooper Charles Thompson, First World War Memorial Board in Eydon Village Hall. Charles Henry ("Harry") Thompson was born in 1894, the eldest son of Charles James & Mary Elizabeth Thompson, who lived at Eydon Hall Farm. Charles Thompson was the Steward to Eydon Hall Estate and farmed Home Farm (Eydon Hall Farm), as had his father before him. When the estate was sold in 1914 to Lady Fermor Hesketh, he gave up his job and moved to Cropredy.
Harry (as he was called on the Church Roll of Honour - KL103) Thompson, as befits a farmer's son, joined the more socially regarded Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, part of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry, as had his father before him.
Harry was killed in action on Sunday 1st July 1917, aged 23. He was initially buried at St Emilie, close to where he was killed but was moved in 1930 at the Templeux - Le - Guerard Cemetery, on the Somme.
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Image lent by : Dr Kevin Lodge
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