CFHS code : BO24
Parish : St Botolph
Inscription : In Loving Memory of AUGUSTUS PERRONET THOMPSON d July 11th 1903 in his 24th year
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202923, 0.13792545 – click here for location
This small, Gothic pointed headstone, with metal lettering, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound central path, eight rows eastwards.
‘In loving memory of Augustus Perronet Thompson
who died July 11th 1903 in his 24th year’
Augustus Perronet Thompson, B.A. (c.1879-1903)
Augustus was the second son of Reginald Edward Thompson, (1853) MD of 73 Lillie Road, Fulham, Middlesex and Anne Isabella de Morgan. He was born at 9 Cranley Place, South Kensington, London on 1 August 1879. He went to St Paul’s School, St Paul’s, London. He had two brothers, Reginald C.
and Edward V.
He was admitted to Pembroke College in October 1898. He was the Barnes Scholar in 1899
and graduated in 1901 as BA 5th Wrangler. In 1902 he was awarded the Maths.Trip., Pt II, 1st Class
and the Smith’s Prize in 1903.
Augustus drowned in the River Cam, near St John’s College on 11 July 1903.
ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database
By Sheila Plaister