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2nd Lt Kenneth Thomson, Leith

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt Kenneth Thomson, Leith Reply with quote

2nd Lt Kenneth Thomson War Memorial
Location: Leith Community Treatment Centre, Pirrie Street

This plaque was originally located above a bed in the Leith War Memorial Hospital.

The hospital has now been converted to flats and this plaque has been moved to the nearest thing Leith now has to a hospital.

Many thanks to Andrew Grant for providing this photograph.




THOMSON, KENNETH DOUGLAS
Initials: K D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Additional information: Son of the late James Wishart Thomson and Mrs. Thomson, of Glenpark, Balerno, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 21.
Cemetery: BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY
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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Knneth Thompson Reply with quote

is on the Currie War Memorial panels and Balerno Parish Church Memorial.
On the list of members of Balerno Parish Church who fought and survived are his brother
Lt Frederick Thomson of Scottish Horse
and his father Lt Col Sir James W Thomson RFA.

Sir James died of natural causes just after the war but has no CWGC entry.
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Malcolm
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