Peter Thomson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 24434
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 11.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 11 Annfield Row, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Ashton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Thomson, 11 Annfield Row, Dundee

  • Father:
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More about Peter Thomson

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Peter Thomson   24434   Highland Light Infantry


Pte. Peter Thomson, H.L.I., was killed by a sniper early on the morning of 9th April.  Deceased, who was 20 years of age, was the only son of Mr and Mrs Thomson, 11 Annfield Row, Dundee, and was wounded in August, 1916, but returned to the fighting line in December last.  A chaplain in intimating the sad news to Pte. Thomson’s parents states :___”You may perhaps take some consolation from the fact that deceased had the reputation in his company of being a good and gallant soldier.”

Previous to enlistment he was employed as a millworker in Ashton Works.

Dundee Courier 6th June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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