CEF Soldier Detail

Piper James Thomson
Died: April 23, 1915

Regimental Number:
28694
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
16th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Kirkcudbrightshire
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
Mary Thomson, Mother, Beeswing, Dumfries, Scotland
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 12, 1884
Trade or Calling:
Motorman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1914
Age at enlistment:
30
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
44 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
April 23, 1915
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
I. F. 12.
Commemorated:
New Abbey War Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9641-51
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Piper Canadian Infantry 16th Battalion

Son of William and Mary Thomson, of Beeswing, Dumfries, Scotland.

Had been a member of the 72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Ted Wigney's "The C.E.F. Roll of Honour" indicates he was a Piper.

He is commemorated on the New Abbey War Memorial located in a small enclosure next to the Abbey at New Abbey approximately 6 miles south of Dumfries on the A710 (Derek Robertson, The Scottish War Memorials Forum).