William Thomson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4918
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 14.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 36 Watsons Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Cairds Ashton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane Carnegie, 48 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Thomson

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Thomson

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Thomson   4918   Black Watch

Private William Thomson, Black Watch, eldest son of Mr and Mrs William Thomson, 36 Watson’s Lane, Dundee, has been killed.  Deceased was prior to the war employed with Messrs Caird. Ashton Works, and enlisted in November 1915.  He went to the front in June.  Private Thomson was 19 years of age.

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd December 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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