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Sapper/Driver


George

THOMSON


(nickname)

(Photo)

Born:

c.1922 Aberdeen, Scotland

Service  No.

14283438

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military  Notes:
Service Record:

Ringway Parachute Training Course 69B.

Family  Notes:

Son  of George Reid Thomson (1896-1960) a railway yard foreman and Bertha Elizabeth nee Stewart (1895-1959)
Brother of Edmund Stewart Thomson (1920-1996)

Civilian  Occupation:

./. 

Married:

n/a 

Died:

6  June 1944 aged 22. He was executed while held captive as a prisoner of war at Château de Grangues

Burial:

His  body was interred at Château de Grangues, then later reinterred in 1945 at Ranville  IVA.C.20 (plot 4A, row C grave 20), after a war crimes investigation.

Cemetery / Memorial:

Scottish  National Memorial 

His death and service No. are listed in the Scottish Service Returns for 1944.

Named on the Grangues memorial stone at L'église de Notre Dame et de Saint Roch, Grangues, Calvados.

Links:

Château  de Grangues Inquiry Index (Click)  

Misc:

Aberdeen Journal dated 5th July 1944: Driver George Thomson son of Mr and Mrs G.R. Thomson of 33 Cattofield Terrace, Aberdeen has been reported missing while serving with the R.E. Paratroops.

 

 

 


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