Alexander John Thomson

Alexander John Thomson

Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery 113th Bde

Died 21st March 1918

Gunner  A. J. Thomson – R.F.A

This is likely to be Alexander John Thomson of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery 113th Bde. (no. 192592). He was born at Glassel on 6 August 1896 to John and Mary Jane Thomson, who married at Fyvie in 1895 and farmed at Strath, Campfield, Glassel. In 1901 he was the eldest of their three children, having a younger brother and sister. The 1911 census records him at age 14 working on the farm, now with three younger siblings. He gave his residence as Banchory when he joined up. He was 21 years of age when he died of wounds on 21 March 1918 and is buried/commemorated at Grevillers British cemetery.