THOMSON, Donald

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2933811
Died : 
Monday, March 24, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Pte Thomson was killed by  a gunshot wound. Court of Enquiry returned a verdict of accidental death.
(Source: No 9 Cdo War Diary 23rd March 1941 unit location Criccieth. National Archives ref WO/218/27.)
 
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.
 
nb. The date of the War Diary entry conflicts with his date of death.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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