James Thompson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 19.09.1914
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde/397
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Pitfour Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Cox Brothers, Camperdown Works, Lochee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Thompson, 3 Pitfour St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Father, 3 Pitfour St, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Thompson

James was the brother of Pte George Gibb Beaton, Thompson, S/42047, 8th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 16.04.1918.

James Thompson   CZ/397  Anson Bn  Royal Naval Division


The photograph is that of A.B. James Thompson, of the Royal Naval Division, eldest son of Mr Thompson, 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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