Flight Sergeant Joseph Thompson, 69 Squadron R.A.F.V.R 08/02/1945

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Deacs, May 1, 2012.

  1. dakettlewell

    dakettlewell Junior Member

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  2. Sheron

    Sheron New Member

    Hello Michael - I have been researching my family and am pretty sure that my mother Annice was married to Joseph Thompson. My mom was Annice Gill from Bakewell, Derbyshire. If memory serves me correctly she was a driver in the RAF and was based in Barrow in Furness. As I understand things, they were married in December 1944 and Joseph passed away a few month later - February 1945.
    Records indicate that he was buried in Belgium, but I suspect that his remains have been recovered and are now in Cockermouth. From what I was able to find out (unconfirmed) Joseph was either from Barrow in Furness or was based there during the war and they were married there. My mom remarried in 1946 and moved to South Africa and has passed away. I really would appreciate any further information that may be available. Regards Sheron Pretorius.
  3. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Hello Sheron,

    And welcome to the forum.

    Sorry I Haven't replied sooner but been away for awhile.
    Unfortunately apart from what is in this thread I haven't done much research myself on Joseph (which is lazy !) I am sorry apart from that I know his father is buried in Cockermouth cemetery. Cockermouth Cemetery, Cumbria: War Graves
    The only way forward for finding about Joseph is by applying for his service records something I should do but I have a lot to send off for eventually.
    Get a copy of military service records

    Regards Mike.
  4. dp_burke

    dp_burke Junior Member

    Hi Sheron,
    It very very unlikely that any British serviceman buried overseas would have been repatriated after the war. Very strict rules on this. The first pist in this thread perhaps gives the impression he is buried in Cockermouth cemetery, but he is permanantly buried in Belgium as can be seen from CWGC.


    Exceptions are foreign service men from America and Belgium, they were repatriated as I understand it.

    Have you obtained the marriage certificate for Annice and Joseph's wedding. That will name his father and give a home address.

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