CAPTAIN ARNOLD BOSANQUET THOMPSON
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
25TH DECEMBER 1915 AGE 29
BURIED: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, TURKEY
Arnold Thompson was educated at Haileybury, New College, Oxford and the London Hospital. Qualifying as a doctor in 1914, he worked at Poplar Hospital until February 1915 when he was commissioned into the RAMC. Sent to Gallipoli at the end of April, he arrived on 7 June. Promoted Captain in October, he was still on the peninsular after the evacuation of Suvla and Anzac and was killed by shell fire on Christmas Day 1915.
His elder brother, Roger Eykyn Thompson, was killed in action on 12 April 1918. The brothers are commemorated on a bronze plaque in St Mary's Church, Kippington with a quote from William Blake's For the Sexes, The Gates of Paradise:
The suns light when he unfolds it
Depends on the organ that it beholds it