THOMSON, Hugh

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X106815
Died : 
Friday, September 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
34
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson was killed [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) [2]
 

Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943

"Commando Marine Killed :-  Mrs Thomson, 12 Walton Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, L/Cpl. Hugh Thomson (34), Royal Marine Commando, has been killed. He was reported missing over a week ago. Before joining the forces three years ago ho was employed as a cementer in the Caledon Shipyard, and with the Victoria Spinning Company as a jute batcher. He leave four children, the eldest of whom is 10. He is the youngest son of Mrs G. Thomson, 116 Blackness Road, Dundee. " [3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] No 2 Commando War Diary September 1943
[3] Dundee Evening Telegraph
[3] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[3] + [Image] © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd.
 
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