Roderick McWhinney Thomson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4122
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 11.12.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 9 Arthur St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer
  • Mother:

    Lily Thomson, 17 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Thomson, 17 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Roderick McWhinney Thomson

There is no Roderick Thomson/Thompson, Black Watch listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. Roderick served under the name of Roderick McWhinney.

Roderick Thomson   4122   Black Watch

Served as Roderick McWhinney

Intelligence has just been received that Private Roderick M’W. Thomson, 9th Black Watch, was accidentally killed in France on 11th December.  Private Thomson, who was 19 years of age, joined the colours shortly after the commencement of hostilities, prior to which he was employed as a labourer.  He resided at 9 Arthur Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd January 1916

THOMSON—Killed in France, on the 11th December 1915, Private Roderick Thomson, Black Watch, eldest son of Private David Thomson, Black Watch (R.H.), 9 Arthur Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 15th December 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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