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Monday, 12 November 2012
Thompson, Michael (Mickey) Stanley Desalis
Captain Michael (Mickey) Stanley Desalis Thompson
was born on 27th September 1920. His address was 11 Holland Park, Belfast.He was of Church of Ireland faith.
On 15th May 1939 Thompson joined Northern Bank at Head Office.
Thompson enlisted for Active Service on 6th June 1940 when he joined the North Irish Horse / Royal Irish Fusiliers. His various promotions were from Fusilier to Lance Corporal to Corporal to Cadet (via Sandhurst) to 2nd Lieutenant and then Captain in the Regular Army (1942).In the previous year, he was attached to the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR).The London Gazette records his later promotions as Lieutenant to Captain (1951) with Service Number 184269 (North Irish Horse).In 1967 he resigned his commission but retained his rank of Captain.
Following the War, Thompson resumed duty with the Northern Bank on 26th August 1946 at Head Office.Transfers followed to Donegall Square (1946), Head Office – Relief Staff (1948), Willowfield (1948), Head Office (1955), Executor & Trustee (1960), Head Office (1963) and Head Office – Assistant Chief Accountant (1966).
Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square
In 1958, Thompson had passed his final examination of the Corporation of Secretaries.
Thompson retired as Bank Secretary in 1983.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Spring 1971) records his appointment as Assistant Secretary.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link (Autumn 1973)’ contains a photograph of Thompson.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ (Winter 1983) records his retirement as Bank Secretary on 31st October 1983.