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351431   Private Charles Thomson
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Dated added: 07/02/2017   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/11/1890
Died: 23/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
Charles Thomson was the son of Rev Charles Logan Thomson and Agnes Isles Thomson. He was born 30th November 1890 in his fatherís home village of Caledon. Sometime between 1901 and 1911 the family moved to Scotland. Private Charles Thomson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 23rd April 1917.
Private Charles Thomson
Further Information
Charles Thomson was the son of Charles Logan Thomson and Agnes Isles Thomson. Charles Logan Thomson married Agnes Roger in Strathmartine Free Church, Angus, Scotland on 31st August 1887. His fatherís residence is given as Caledon, County Tyrone, and his motherís as Dundee. He was a Presbyterian Minister. His wifeís father was described as a jute manufacturer.
Charles Thomson was born 30th November 1890 in his fatherís home village of Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of four known children, all born in Caledon.
Family: Charles Logan Thomson, Agnes Isles Thomson, Florence Thomson (born 30th August 1888), Charles Thomson (born 30th November 1890), Hilda Thomson (born 28th March 1895), Mabel Thomson (born 9th October 1897).
The 1901 census lists Charles as age 10, living with the family at house 3 in Killygowney, Caledon, County Tyrone.
The 1911 Scottish census discloses that the family were by then living in Hawick, a town in the Scottish Borders. Two daughters are recorded but there is no mention of son Charles.
No listing for Charles can be found in the 1911 Irish Census, so it may be assumed that he too had moved to Scotland.
Sometime between 1911 and 1917, the Thomson family moved to Corstorphine in Edinburgh.
Private Charles Thomson
Medal card
Private Charles Thomson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 23rd April 1917.
Private Thomson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.
Private Charles Thomson is also commemorated on St. Ninian's Church Memorial, Edinburgh.
St. Ninian's Church Memorial, Edinburgh.
Charles Thomson is also listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour, as Sergeant on the Royal Scots.
Hawick WW1 ROH - Panel 6
The CWGC record Private Charles Thomson as the son of the Rev. Charles Logan Thomson, M.A., LL.D., and Agnes I. Thomson, of Ashdene, 48 Belgrave Rd., Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
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1 1901 Census lists Thomson family Lists Charles as age 10, living with the family at house 3 in Killygowney, Caledon, Tyrone
2 Forum Discussion (SMRG) Listed on St Ninian's Church memorial and on the Hawick Roll of Honour
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 St Ninian's Church WW1 Full details including photo on page 35
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021