Thomson/Thompson, F F J
FRANK/FRANCIS FREDERICK JAMES THOMSON
Remembered with honour Bethune Town Cemetery: Plot V, Row G, Grave 35.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private 16345 Hussars. He was awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry, gazetted 22 September 1916; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 July 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frank’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Elizabeth Ann (nee WEST) THOMSON of Kenmay, Aberdeen.
His parents married 11 March 1891 at St Giles’, Camberwell, London. Elizabeth died 1920 in Watford aged 66, and was buried 30 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Frank was born 18 March 1892 in Oyne, Aberdeen, and attended Callowland Board School, Watford, from 18 April 1904 to 8 July 1906. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Oyne, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, an apprentice process engineer aged 19, he lived in Watford, with his mother and one sibling.
Date of death27/07/1916
Age at death24
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)