Peter Thomson

RankDriver T4/213862
MedalsBritish War Medal
RegimentArmy Service Corps, 854 Company
Military Service

It is very difficult to research soldiers who served in the Army Service Corps due to the difficulty in finding any records. In Thomson’s case it is made even more so by the fact that he died during the Salonika Campaign in the Balkans and the war diaries of the units which took part have not yet been digitized.
His service number starts with a ‘T’ which means he was in a horse transport company.


c1898, Glasgow

Death15th September 1917
Circumstances of Death

Nothing is known of the circumstances of his death but the family grave stone records he ‘died on active service’ not that he was killed in action.  This suggests he may have succumbed to disease.

BurialStruma Military Cemetery, III. A. 7
CWGC Information



Thomas Thomson (c1854-1905) & Helen Chalmers (c1874-1934)

Father's Occupation

Potato merchant (1901)


Mary (c1897-), Christine (1901-), Henry (c1903-)




Not known


Not known

1901 Census

107 Parson Street, St Rollox, Glasgow

1911 Census

107 Parson Street, St Rollox, Glasgow

Home Address

Not known

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair not known
Other Memorials

None known

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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