Reginald Henry Dalrymple Tompson was born in 1886. He joined the Royal Field Artillery in 1900 and was a major by the time of the Somme Offensive. On 2nd July 1916, he wrote home to his mother from the front...
Reggie Tompson would rise to the rank of major general and died in 1937.
Read his Life Story on IWMs Lives of the First World War
Listen to Lt General Sir Hew Pike talk about his grandfather, Major Reggie Tompson and the Battle of the Somme here.