Sydney James Kerr Thomson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 12.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.N.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Somerville Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation: Thomson Bros, Angus Jute Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Kerr Thomson, 3 Somerville Pl, Dundee

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More about Sydney James Kerr Thomson

Sydney was the son of Mrs & Mrs John Kerr Thomson of Dundee. He joined the Public Schools Battalion in September 1914, received his commission in February 1915 and went to France in June.

Sydney J. K. Thomson   Royal Scots Fusiliers


Second-Lieutenant Sydney J. K. Thomson, a member of the firm of Thomson Bros., Angus Jute Works, Dundee, has died of wounds in hospital in Boulogne.  The deceased officer, who was 27 years of age, was the only surviving son of Mrs J. K. Thomson, 3 Somerville Place, Dundee.  He was educated at Loretto, and graduated B.Sc. in engineering at Edinburgh University.  On the outbreak of war, he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion, and after five months received his commission in the Special Reserve of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  He had been on active service in France for nearly four months as machine gun officer with the 1st Battalion.

Dundee Courier 15th October 1915

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