|Place of birth||Polmont Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, John Thomson, Canon Hills, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||Mining Corps 1, Company 1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Tunnelling Company|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For gallantry and devotion to duty for the past two years on many occasions under fire, notably during July and August 1918, near Hamel, when his energy and example encouraged the men under him to complete important work in time for operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the nights of 3rd-4th November 1918, at Rejet de Beaulieu, where he was entrusted with the delivery of heavy bridging material for the construction of a bridge to carry tanks. The work was conducted under heavy fire, and the completion of the bridge within five hours after zero was largely due to the fine example of this officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal|