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Cpl Alex Thomson, North Ronaldsay

 
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IanA



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Cpl Alex Thomson, North Ronaldsay Reply with quote

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are his CWGC details:

THOMSON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 22/08/1944
Service No: 3135496
Additional information: Son of Alexander D. D. and Joan Thomson, of North Ronaldsay, Orkney.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 7.
Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

It would be interesting to find out if the quote at the bottom of the plaque has also been inscribed on Corporal Thomson's headstone in St Desir Cemetery.
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Brian Budge



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Location: Kirkwall, Orkney

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam

My Dad and I visited Alex Thomson's grave in St Desir Cemetery in August. I took a dozen photos there, also ten of the adjacent German Cemetery. Can send you photos if you wish, if you let me know what you'd like.

Can tell you that the epitaph on Alex's gravestone is:

MANY A LONELY HEARTACHE
AND A SILENT TEAR
BUT A HAPPY MEMORY
OF ONE SO DEAR

Regards
Brian Budge
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 8876
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