This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 19.09.1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde/397
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 10.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
- Grave/Mem Ref no: F.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 3 Pitfour Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Cox Brothers, Camperdown Works, Lochee
Father, 3 Pitfour St, Dundee
More about James Thomson
James Thomson CZ/397 Anson Bn Royal Naval Division
DUNDEE LAD KILLED IN ACTION.
The photograph is that of A.B. James Thomson, of the Royal Naval Division, eldest son of Mr Thomson, 3 Pitfour St., Dundee, who was killed in action on 10th September. When only 16 years of age, he enlisted on 19th September, 1914, and fought at Gallipoli with the Collingwood Battalion, of which he was one of a not very extensive number of survivors. He was afterwards transferred to the Anson Battalion, and was a great favourite amongst his comrades. A.B. Thomson was formerly employed by Cox Bros. & Co., Ltd.
Dundee Courier 22nd September 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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