Allan Hunter THOMSON

Regiment:                Royal Navy  

Rank & Number:     
Able Seaman, J60478  

29 August 1898; Fairlie  

                        10 December 1937; Western General
                                Hospital, Edinburgh  

Brother of David and William Thomson                                  
                                Brother-in-law of Alfred, George, Hugh,
                                James and John Burden

ALLAN HUNTER THOMSON was born 29 Aug 1898 in Fairlie, to parents Allan Hugh, foreman joiner, and Elizabeth Barbour Wilson.  He died of pulmonary tuberculosis in Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on 10 Dec 1937 (aged 39, ship joiner, married, of 1 Clydeview, Bay Street, Fairlie, informant is his brother D.B. Thomson, Tarbet Cottage, Fairlie).  

He married Violet Burden (aged 24, of Glenside, daughter of Thomas, gamekeeper, and Catherine Cooper Murray) at Kirklee, Fairlie on 9 June 1926 (aged 27, joiner, of Tarbert Cottage; witness brother David B. Thomson).  

In the 1901 Census, Allan, aged 2, is living Clederion, Fairlie with parents Allan H (38, b. Fairlie, foreman ship joiner) and Elizabeth (33, b. West Kilbride), and siblings Wm (7), Janet (6) and David (4)  
In the 1911 Census, aged 12, he is living Tarbert Cottage, Fairlie with parents Allan (48, ship joiner, yacht building) and Elizabeth (43, m 18 years, 6 children/5 living); siblings include David and William    

Enlisted 17 Oct 1916 (occ. joiner); demobilized 31 Jan 1919.  His medal roll shows he received the British War and Victory medals.

Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-  

28 July 1917   

Two of our sailor men arrived home on short leave at the end of last week, Lieutenant John Crawford and Seaman Allan Thomson.  Both in spite of their arduous duties are looking in the pink

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