Major Edmund Peel Thomson

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers
Panel reference: Panel 43 and 44.
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 21/12/1914
Age at death: 40
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information: Major Edmund Peel Thomson, 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, killed in action, was the youngest son of the late William Thomson, of Manchester, and of Mrs. Thomson, of 30 Saunders Street, Southport, Leeds. He entered the Service in October, 1893, became Lieutenant on the 1st of October, 1896, Captain in July, 1901, and obtained his promotion as Major in February, 1912. He served through the South African War, taking part in the operations in the Transvaal, being mentioned in despatches and obtaining the Queen's Medal with two clasps. Major Thomson was a very distinguished school athlete. He captained the Cricket Eleven for two years, 1891and 1892, and was in the Fives Team, the Gymnastic Eight and the Rugby Fifteen. He was a contemporary (and in the same house) at Fettes with Sir John Simon, the Attorney-General.