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Name: TOMPSON, Ronald Fawcett Carrier

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Nee: cousin of Alan Hawtin Tompson

Birth Date: bapt. 11 May 1884 Eton, Bucks.

Death Date: 11 Sep 1916 killed in action at Guillemont, France

First Date: 1905

Last Date: 1916

Profession: An original partner in Sisal Ltd with Lord Cranworth and others

Book Reference: Cranworth, Hut, CWGC, Drumkey, Land, Kiambu Scrapbook, Land, North, Barnes, Red Book 1912

War Service: Grenadier Guards

School: Harrow

General Information:

CWGC - Ronald Fawcett Carrier Tompson, Lieutenant, attd. 4th Bn. Grenadier Guards who died on Monday, 11th September 1916. Age 32. Son of Frances Rosa Tompson, of Round Coppice, Iver Heath, Bucks and the late Edward C.S. Tompson. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme. Grave Ref: IX A 1
Drumkey 1909 - Directory of Residents - R.F.C. Tompson, Nairobi
Land - 1909 - D.F. Seth-Smith and R.F.C. Tompson - 8230 and 1896 acres, Punda Milia, 13-11-06, Registered 3-3-09
Kiambu Scrapbook - Owned part of Lady Delamere's original farm which he called Kiltannon and sold part to W.L.H. Moss. Ronald Tompson, like his cousin Alan, was killed in World War I, and Kiltannon was bought by Mr G.E. Ramsay, a partner in the firm of Gailey & Roberts as were the Tompsons, and his son George still farms there
Land - 1910 - R.F.C. Tompson - Grazing and agricultural, 4776 acres (Farms Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13) - Uasin Gishu - 24/11/05 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/4/09 - Registered 24/8/10
North - R.F. Tompson - Land Grant application, Guasa Ngushu (Uasin Gishu) 23/11/1905
Barnes - Muthaiga Club War Memorial - 11 Sep 1916 aged 32, Lieut. Grenadier Guards, Guillemont Road Cemetery, Somme, France
Red Book 1912 - R. Tompson - Kyambu
Web - Harrow Memorial - LIEUTENANT R. F. C. TOMPSON - Grenadier Guards - The Head Master's 97 3 -02 a Aged 32 September 11th, 1916 - Only son of the late Edward Carrier Smith Tompson (O.H.), of Round Coppice, Iver Heath, Bucks, and of his wife, Frances Rosa Tompson. - Trinity College, Oxford. - Went to British East Africa, where he took up farming. Lieutenant Tompson returned home from East Africa on the declaration ot War and received a Commission in the Grenadier Guards. He left for France on December 31st, 1915, and was instantaneously killed on September 11th, 1916, in the Battle of the Somme, by the bursting of a shell in the trench which his Battalion were holding.  He was promoted Lieutenant in the Gazette of November nth, 1916, dating back to January 26th, 1916, and so never received the news of it.  A brother-officer wrote : —  " He was without doubt the most popular member of our Company. With his men he was just the same, and there was not one who would not have done anything he asked him."
Hut has Tompson 1920 partner with Handcock

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