Peter Thomson

Driver T4/213862
British War Medal
Army Service Corps, 854 Company
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
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
Thomas Thomson (c1854-1905) & Helen Chalmers (c1874-1934)
Potato merchant (1901)
Mary (c1897-), Christine (1901-), Henry (c1903-)
Not known
Not known
107 Parson Street, St Rollox, Glasgow
107 Parson Street, St Rollox, Glasgow
Not known
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair not known
None known
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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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