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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Thompson, John

John Thompson

was born on 18th October 1874 of Presbyterian faith and from Doochany, Co. Donegal.

On 1st June 1891 Thompson joined Northern Bank at Head Office.

Transfers followed to Ramelton (1891), Downpatrick (1893), Lisburn (1896), Head Office (1898) and Derry (1900). By 1901 Thompson was boarding in house 24, Abercorn Road, South ward, Londonderry.  His occupation is recorded as a Cashier in Bank.

Northern Banking Company Limited, Downpatrick

By 1911, Thompson is boarding in house 5, Asylum Road, Londonderry Urban, Co. Londonderry. He is recorded as a Sub Bank Manager. A possible colleague, Robert E Olden (24 - Bank Clerk) also boards in this house.

Further transfers followed to Head Office (1912), Shercock (1914), Head Office (1916) and Dungiven – Manager (1919).

During the war years 1914 to 1919 Thompson applied for enlistment but was rejected as being over age. He would have been aged between 40 and 45 during those years.

Thompson died on 5th October 1933.

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