Private James Thompson

Private James Thompson, 3rd ( Reserve ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He died at Home on 9th August 1918 and is buried in Tweedmouth Cemetery. He was on a train under escort from a war hospital to the county asylum at Morpeth when he jumped from the train near Blaydon into the path of an oncoming goods train and was killed instantly. He was the son of George Thompson of 228 Main Street, Spittal and had told the inquest before enlisting he was quite right and that there was no insanity in the family. A verdict was returned that the deceased commited suicide whilst temporarily insane.

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