Roll of Honour
Corporal Gerald Joseph Tompkins
Also linked to: Islip
Service Number: 285391
Regiment: Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars
Conflict: World War One
Date of Death: 19th November 1918
Age at Death: 28
Burial/Memorial Location: Solesmes British Cemetery, Nord, France
Address: Northampton House, Church Street, Bicester
Awarded the MM. Son of John & Annie Tompkins, of Islip. Husband of Edith B Tompkins, of Northampton House, Bicester. Died in a casualty clearing station.
"We much regret to record the death of Corporal Gerald Joseph Tompkins, son of Mr John Tompkins, of Islip, which took place from pneumonia, in France, on November 19th. Deceased joined the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars in September, 1914, and went to France in the same month. Since then he had had several periods of leave, and when last home, was married to Miss Edith Holiday, daughter of the late Mr F.D. Holiday, of Bicester.
The news of his death came is a great shock to his relatives and friends, for his illness only lasted three or four days. It is particularly sad to record the death of a soldier who has served his country well for over four years and has emerged successfully, only to meet his death under such circumstances as described." Bicester Advertiser 29/11/1918