No. 1176692, Aircraftsman 1st Class, Thomas Percy THOMPSON
Aged 34

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died in Captivity on Saturday 8th January 1944

Born in Exning on 27th November 1910 [Newmarket 3b:429] to Thomas Alfred and Sarah Elizabeth THOMPSON (née CROSS) of 10 Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road, Exning.

1911 census...Thomas Percy THOMPSON, aged 4 months was at 10 Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road, Exning with his father Thomas Alfred [39] a stud groom, born Chantilly, France and his mother Sarah Elizabeth [31], with sisters Alice Maud [9] and Winifred May [4] and brother Philip Henry [8] who were all born in Cheveley.

In the 1939 register, at Plantation Stud, Snailwell were Thomas P THOMPSON, 27-11-1910] race horse stud man; his father Thomas A [4-9-1873] race horse stud man; his mother Sarah E [11-8-1879] and sister ? Diana M [1-5-1926] later Mrs DRAYTON. There is one closed record.

He was married in Kings Lynn in Q3-1940 to Muriel Joan DYE. They lived at 10 Council Houses, Pentney, King's Lynn.

He died of Catarrh Pneumonia at F14B (Mitsubishi Dock, Nagasaki).
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Captured on 8th March 1942 at Tasikmalaja (Java, SE of Jakarta), 153 Maintenance Unit .
He was held in Java, Singapore and then Kyushu (Fukuoka Area) where he died. His urn was placed in the British Mausoleun (UK wall niche) on 8th March 1946 then to his final resting place in Yokohama War Cemetery on 14th September 1946.

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Percy is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan...Ref: Brit.Sect. N.A.13

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