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1886 July 19th. Born at Orford, Suffolk, the son of Robert Blyth Thompson, Civil Service Excise Officer, and his wife Ada Sophia Goodswin.
1908 Esmonde Grattan Thompson, of the Wine Stores, Lower-road, Kenley, wine and spirit merchant. appointed for an excise license to sell beer by retail, to be consumed off the premises. He states he is a commercial traveller.
1923 Married at St. Geo. Han. Sq. to Marjory M. Hall.
1960 January 19th. Died. 'Mr. Esmonde Grattan Thompson, of Bristol, British aeronautical and arms engineer, died yesterday after a long heart illness at Roguebrune-Cap-Martin. He was 73. He had lived in retirement in his villa in France for many years. He was director and manager of the Parnall Aircraft Company and an inventor who made a revolving gun turret for the Royal Air Force.'