5608454 Sergeant William Thompson of the 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, died on this day - 25th September - in 1939. He is buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery on the island of Malta and was, presumably, either stationed there when war broke out, or a very early arrival on the island after war had been declared. Given the date if his death and his rank, it seems almost certain that William Thompson was a regular soldier.
William was born in County Durham and living in Sunderland at the time of his enlistment. His grave reference is 1.3.1.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission