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Robert Thomson

In memory of:

Private Robert Thomson

June 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

219279

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

50th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Robert H. and Margaret Thomson, of Orphir, Orkney, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 339 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. C. 40.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– 219279 PRIVATE
R.P. THOMSON
50TH BN. CANADIAN INF.
26TH JUNE 1917

NEVER SHALL HIS MEMORY FADE
  • Photo of Robert Thomson– Robert Pirie Thomson was born in the parish of Orphir, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland on 12th April 1898.  He gave a false date of birth when joined up (aged 17) on 11th September 1915. He was aged 19 when died on 26th June 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping

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