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Alexander Thomas Thomson

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Thomas Thomson

November 19, 1917

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

10th attd. 4th Bn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Service Order, London Gazette No. 29837 dated 24 November 1916 "For conspicuous gallanty in action. He commanded and handled his battalion under very trying circumstances with the greatest courage and ability. He has previously done very fine work." Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

February 27, 1888
Port Credit, Peel County, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 24, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of John and Lillian Thomson, of Port Credit, Peel County, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 338 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. K. 27.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Group Photo– Portrait of the Thomson brothers.  Source: William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto, 1935.
  • Photo of Alexander Thomson– Photo from Records of the Fourth Canadian Infantry Battalion in the Great War.
  • Document– Citations for MM and DSO fom Records of the Fourth Canadian Infantry Battalion in the Great War.
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker for Lt. Col. Thomson
Courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2009.
  • Diary Entry– 4th Battalion diary entry
Courtesy of Wilf Schofield.
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping

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