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Place of Birth: Middlebie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Service No: 925530
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion (Western Cavalry)
Division: 1st Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-28
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Walter Thomson (born 18 March 1883) was the son of Adam and Isabella Thomson, née Irving and brother of Corporal Adam Thomson (14921) (q.v.) and Private William Thomson (21402) (q.v.). Their father was born at Hoddom and mother at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire.
1891 Gretna Parish, Dumfriesshire Census: Rigg Moor - Walter Thomson, aged 8 years, born Middlebie, Dumfriesshire, son of Adam and Isabella Thomson. [Adam, Isabella and their children, were living with Isabella's stepfather, Walter Graham.]
1901 High Ireby, Cumberland Census: Walter Thompson [sic], aged 18 years, born Scotland, son of Adam and Isabella Thompson.
Served in the Army as Thompson.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division
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