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  cap badgeAble Seaman Alexander Thomson

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hood Battalion
Service No: Clyde Z / 3402

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Personal details

Family Information

Youngest son of Neil and Mary Hogg Thomson of 83e Woodside St, Coatbridge. 1 of Alexander's brothers was Private John Thomson (26916) of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry who died also of enteric fever on the 17/07/1916. From the 1901 Census - Address - 150 Woodside St, Coatbridge - Neil Thomson aged 46, Mary Thomson aged 42, James Thomson aged 23, Robert Thomson aged 20, William Thomson aged 18, Neil Thomson aged 14, Maggie Thomson aged 13, Berburn Thomson aged 11, George Thomson aged 8, John Thomson aged 7, Mary Thomson aged 6, Alexander Thomson aged 4. Alexander and his brother John's Pensions were both awarded to their mother Mary.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 83e Woodside St, Coatbridge


Died 22/09/1915 of enteric fever and inflammation of the tonsils


Coatbridge 06/02/1915


Miner in Rosehall Colliery with his father


19 / DOB - 29/04/1896

Buried / Remembered

Port Said War Memorial Cemetery (K. 14), Egypt

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Port Said, at the northern outlet of the Suez Canal, was an important hospital centre during the First World War. From May-November 1915, it received wounded from Gallipoli and later from operations in Egypt and Palestine. In February 1916, Port Said contained No 31 General Hospital, No 15 Stationary Hospital and No 26 Casualty Clearing Station. The cemetery was begun in October 1914 and was slightly increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other cemeteries. The cemetery contains 544 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 111 from the Second World War. There are also 430 war graves of other nationalities and 7 non war burials.

Additional Information

Alexander died of enteric fever and acute inflammation of the tonsils at 5.45 a.m aboard the Hospital Ship "Formusa". Alexander trained for several months before sailing for the Dardanelles on the 01/08/1915. Alexander joined the Hood Battalion on the 20/08/1915 and had only recently sent a letter home telling of his first experience in the firing line. See Directory for Alexander's brother John's page. Alexander and his brother John are also remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos x 3) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Alexanders Newspaper clippings x 3, his listing in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, his listing the Royal Naval Division Index x 3, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, his Naval Medal and Award Rolls, his Naval Death Record, Alexander's and his brother John's Pension Records x 6 and the Hood Battalion Cap Badge.

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