Breachwood Green Baptist Church Memorial, Breachwood Green Great Offley Village Memorial
Born 1898 in Offley, son of Albert Edward & Mary Tompkins. 1901 Census. Aged 2, living Tankards Farm near Luton. Born Sandridge. 1911 census. Aged 12 school, living at Tankards Farm nr Luton. Born Sandridge.
Enlisted in New Court, Middlesex number formerly 7791. Also served with Royal Bucks Hussars (No 2779).
Killed during the major German offensive in March 1918 (Operation Michel). Battalion war diary states: 'Positions were subjected to severe enemy bombardment commencing at 4.30am, gas being fiercely used.' He has no known grave.
Part of 184th Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midlands) Division.
Adrian Dunne, Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan