Cecil Thompson

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Robarts, Lubbock & Co office

Died: 6 September 1918


Cecil Frederick Johnstone Thompson was born in London on 19 February 1897, the son of Edward Thompson, a civil service clerk, and his wife Constance. In January 1914 he went to work for the private bank Robarts, Lubbock & Co. Seven months later, that bank was acquired by Coutts & Co.


At the outbreak of war in 1914 Thompson enlisted in the Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry but, being only 18 years old, was too young for foreign service and was left behind when the regiment left for Gallipoli. He later transferred to The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), reaching the rank of Corporal. He served in Salonika from 1915 to 1916. He later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force), obtaining his aviator's certificate in November 1917. Lieutenant Thompson was killed in a flying accident in England on 6 September 1918. He was 21 years old.

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