Biography of Private Arthur Henry Thompson (1081)
51st Battalion Australian Infantry A.I.F
Died 10th June 1918


  • Name: Arthur Henry Thompson
    Date of birth: 1888
    Place of Birth: Osbournby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1888
    Place of Birth Registration: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: William Parker Thompson
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place of Birth: Holdingham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Butcher

  • Name: Fanny Barrand
  • DOB: 1845
  • Place Of Birth: Kelby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1882 Sleaford District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Edward Gordon Thompson, 1885, Osbournby
    Arthur Henry Thompson, 1888, Osbournby

  • 1891: Arthur is living with his parents in Osbournby, Lincolnshire
  • 1901: Arthur is living with his parents in Osbournby, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Arthur is living with his parents in Osbournby, Lincolnshire
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Friday 12th September 1919
    At Rippingale it is proposed to make a house to house collection for the War Memorial Cross, to be erected at the estimated cost of £250, to the honoured memory of those who served in the great war, especially the fallen, those whp made the supteme sacrifice from here being: Arthur Hill, George Hill, Frank Kime, George Daff Pollard, John William Sandall, Walter Sandall, Charles Sharpe, Walter Scarborough, and Arthur Thompson.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found
Pension Records

  • None found

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 14/15 Star

  • UK:
  • Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Private Arthur Henry Thompson, 1081, 51st Battalion Australian Infantry A.I.F. who died on 10 June 1918 Age 20.
    Son of William Parker Thompson and Fanny Thompson of Highfield, Rippingale, Bourne, Lincs, England, Born at Osbournby, Lincs
    Remembered with Honour Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
    Grave Ref: III E 7

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

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