David B. Thomson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 882
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Midmill, Forfarshire
  • Address: 79 King Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Thomson, 62 Lilybank Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Thomson, c/o Hackney, 79 King St, Dundee

  • Children:

    David, born 12.02.1915

More about David B. Thomson

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

David Thomson  882   Black Watch


Official intimation was received in Dundee yesterday that Company-Sergeant-Major, David Thomson, Black Watch, who has been reported missing, is now taken as having been killed in action.

Company-Sergeant-Major Thomson is a son of Mr James Thomson, 62 Lilybank Road, Dundee.  He was reported missing after the memorable charge by “Dundee’s Own,” but hopes were entertained by his relatives that he had been taken prisoner.  Company-Sergeant-Major Thomson, who was 23 years of age, was in the Black Watch for about five years previous to the outbreak of war, and was sent to France with the first draft.  Before the commencement of hostilities, he was employed in the factory of Messrs Baxter Brothers & Co., Dundee.  He leaves a widow, who resides with her mother at 79 King Street.

Dundee Courier 31st March 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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