This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 24434
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 11 Annfield Row, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Ashton Works, Dundee
More about Peter Thomson
Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Peter Thomson 24434 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED BY A SNIPER.
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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