John was born at Doochary, Co. Donegal on 18th October 1874 to George William Thompson, General Practitioner and Bessie Anne Thompson. [Ref: 1901 Irish Census. Address: House 18 Derrynacarrow, Doochary, Co. Donegal]
[Further family information would be required before this can be verified with the official birth registrations.]
On 1st June 1891 John, aged 17 joined Northern Bank at Head Office.
Transfers followed to Ramelton (1891), Downpatrick (1893), Lisburn (1896), Head Office (1898) and Derry (1900).
By 1901 John was boarding in house 24, Abercorn Road, South ward, Londonderry. His occupation is recorded as a 'Cashier in Bank'.
By 1911, John 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.
According to the Northern Bank staff record, John married a Miss McMurray, Mount Carmel (House), Ballybay, Co. Donegal. [Date unknown].
Further transfers followed to Head Office (1912) and Shercock (1914)
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.
Further transfers followed to Head Office (1916) and Dungiven – Manager (1919).
The Northern Whig dated 20th June 1921 carries an article about Dungiven Presbyterian Church. It mentions John Thompson of Northern Bank as treasurer.
John's staff record carries a remark dated December 1922: "Of moderate ability - he does his best in your interest", Brown.
The Northern Whig dated 28th June 1933 carries an obituary for John's father, Dr George Thompson (confirming Irish Census parents details 1901). Dr Thompson died at his son's residence, Northern Bank, Dungiven. John's mother predeceased his father.
John Thompson died aged 58 on 5th October 1933.