John Thompson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 16669
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 16.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 19 & 33

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Rosebank Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Baker
  • Mother:

    Ellen Thompson, 8 Rosebank St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John B. Thompson, 8 Rosebank St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Thompson

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

John Thompson   16669   1st Royal Scots Fusiliers



This smart looking young soldier, Private John Thompson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, who has been missing since 16th June, 1915, and is now presumed dead.

He was only 18½ years of age, and was the only son of Mr and Mrs John Thompson, who reside at 8 Rosebank Street, Dundee.  When a boy of 16 years he enlisted in the Army Service Corps, and did his training in the Riding School at Manchester Barracks, but was taken out of the army by his parents, as he was under age.  He enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers about five months after the outbreak of war, and went to the front at the end of March, 1915.  In civil life he was an apprentice baker with the City of Dundee Co-Operative Society.

Dundee Courier 7th June 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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