Frank Thomson


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    Black Watch


Private Frank Thomson was serving with 2/7th C Company Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) when he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 9 February 1917.  He wrote “A few words to thank the kind Lady attendants for the nice refreshment and rest I received on the night of 9th Feb 1917”.  He was stationed in Norwich.

We cannot positively identify this soldier as we have not been able to trace his service record.  However, we have found a medal card for a Frank Thomson, who served with the Royal Highlanders and the Seaforth Highlanders and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals, which indicate that he served overseas.

The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2/7th Battalion were a Territorial Force formed at St. Andrews in Fife in September 1914.  They were based in Norfolk in 1916/1917.  To learn more about the Royal Highlanders please see

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