Warrant Officer I Bert Thompson, South African Artillery POW

 

He seems to have found himself in South Africa, working as a Clerk before the war, enlisting for service on the 18th of October 1939, being posted as a Sargent to A battery, Natal Field Artillery. He was later transferred and it is believed he was involved with 3″ Mortars. Thompson was deployed to North Africa, and captured during the fall of Tobruk.

 

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Thompson served with the Commonwealth forces in India prior to the Second World war, and achieved the rank of Battery Quartermaster Sargent.

 

He seems to have found himself in South Africa, working as a Clerk before the war, enlisting for service on the 18th of October 1939, being posted as a Sargent to A battery, Natal Field Artillery. He was later transferred and it is believed he was involved with 3″ Mortars. Thompson was deployed to North Africa, and captured during the fall of Tobruk.

 

He was eventually released from Captivity on the 26th of April, 1945, and discharged on the 9th of August of that year.

Interestingly Thompson held the serial number of “4”, which must is considered to be a very interesting thing when it comes to the scarcity of lower number serial numbers.

This group is accompanied by digital copies of his surviving attestation and service documents, conduct sheets, and service cards.