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Able Seaman Alexander Thomson

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

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Family Information

Youngest son of Neil and Mary Hogg Thomson of 83e Woodside St, Coatbridge. Alexander had 4 brothers and 1 sister. 1 of his brothers was Private John Thomson of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry who died also of enteric fever on the 17/07/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 83e Woodside St, Coatbridge

Died

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

Enlisted

Coatbridge 06/02/1915

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery with his father

Age

19 / DOB - 29/04/1896

Buried / Remembered

Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Additional Information

Alexander died of enteric fever and acute inflammation of the tonsils aboard the Hospital Ship `Formusa`. 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. Also remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos) and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour

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