Joined the Royal Navy; Ord Seaman SS9126 at Portsmouth on 9/7/1918. From 24/9/1918 to 8/11/1919 he served on HMS Furious, a cruiser converted into the first RN Aircraft Carrier. Went to Archangel, Russia in December 1919 as part of the evacuation of the ill-fated ‘North Russian Intervention’ by British, USA & other allied forces. He became Able Seaman and released to Royal Fleet Reserve on completion of his five year ‘short service’ contract on 9/7/1923. Mobilised again prior to WW2 on 28/9/1938 until 29/9/1945. b1900 Eyam Woodlands (Grindleford) son of Alfred Roberts b1867 at Fox House & Maria (Garlick) Thompson. Brother of Frederick Thompson and George Thompson above, and cousins of Alfred Thompson, John Thomas Thompson, Harold Thompson and William Henry Thompson.