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Thompson, Jenkin Robert Oswald

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1911 (Fulham/London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1944 (HM Hospital Carrier St.David)
Mentioned on:
Commonwealth Memorial of the Missing Brookwood
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Royal Army Medical Corps
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1945
Action:
Captain Thompson was cited many times for bravery aboard Hospital Ships from the very beginning of the war, particularly with the H.M.H.S. "Paris" at Dunkirk and the "St. David" at Sicily. At Anzio aboard the rapidly sinking vessel "St. David" he organised parties to remove all the wounded to safety in nearby boats. Finally, when all were ordered to save themselves, Thompson returned alone, to almost certain death, to the one remaining patient who was still trapped below deck. Captain Thompson remained with this man and both perished together when the ship went down.
George Cross

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