THOMSON, Donald

Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2933811
Died : 
Monday, March 24, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Donald Thomson died from a gunshot wound. Court of Enquiry returned a verdict of accidental death. Casualty List records his Unit as No.6 independent Company [see notes].
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/23.
No 9 Cdo War Diary 23rd March 1941 - unit location Criccieth. National Archives file WO/218/27.
 
Notes
  • The headstone on his grave shows his age as 24, rather than 23 . It also states that he was 2nd Special Service Bn., and that he died as a result of an accident at Criccieth.
  • Many original members of No.9 Commando originated from No’s 6 & 7 Independent Companies coming together under the command of No.2 Special Service Battalion in the autumn of 1940. After the Commando reorganisation the unit was redesignated No.9 Commando and their H.Q. was at Criccieth in North Wales.
  • The date of the War Diary entry conflicts by one day with his date of death.
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

Ask Questions / Add Information / Add Photos

Use our Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now]
Your message will then be seen by the many knowledgeable members of our Forum.
Photos will be reviewed and added to the Archive if appropriate. 
Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
 
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.