DEATHS IN THE SERVICES
"Staff Surgeon William Thompson, R.N. (ret.), died at the Royal Naval Hospital, Yarmouth, on October 27th. He was the son of the late Robert Acheson Thompson of Sandville, County Kerry, and was educated in Dublin, where he took the L.R.C.S.I. in'1874 and the L.K.Q.C.P. in 1875. Entering the Navy soon after qualification, he retired as staff surgeon on March 31st, 1888. As surgeon of H.M.S. Active he served in the Naval Brigade in the Zulu war of 1879, was present at the action of Inyezane on January 22nd, 1879, formed part of the garrison at Ekowe with Colonel Pearson's column, and took part. in the advance on Fort Durnford, was mentioned in dispatches, and received the medal for the Zulu war, with a clasp".