Private John Thomson

Private John Thomson, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in France on 1st August 1916, aged 23, near High Wood during the Battle of the Somme and commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in  France. He was the son of Mrs. Euphemia Thomson of Woodlands, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. At that time the Battalion, who were Divisional pioneers, though not in action suffered from the incessant shelling which characterised that part of the front.

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