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Harold (Harry) Wellesley Karl ThompsonMB BCh BAO, 1953 (died 12 November 2015, aged 90)

Obituary provided by Maureen Thompson (wife)                                                

Harry Thompson was born in Belfast on 2 May 1925 and educated at Royal Belfast Academic Institute. In October 1942 he was selected to be a code breaker at Bletchley Park and qualified as a war office military translator.

From 1943-47 he served with the Intelligence Corps in England and Normandy. He was commissioned to the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He served with the Inniskilling Fusiliers in England and India, and was discharged in October 1947 with the honorary rank of captain.

He graduated from Queen’s in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetric in July 1953. During his student days he gained a boxing and rugby blue. He captained the University rugby team and toured in France, Germany, USA and Canada.

After acquiring valuable experience at the Royal Victoria Hospital and various Northern Ireland practices, he became a partner in a  GP practice in Warrington, Cheshire, in April 1955. He had considerable experience in industrial medicine and occupational health.

Harry met his wife, Maureen, at Queen’s. They were happily married for over 60 years and had two children, Kerry and Kevin and six grandchildren.

He was a much loved family man and highly respected GP.

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