Mr and Mrs Thomson, 20 Battery Park, have received official intimation that their son, Colour Sergeant Alex John Thomson, DCM, Gordon Highlanders, died of pneumonia at Coomassi on 9 October 1918. Colour Sergt Thomson, who in civil life was an engineer with Mr Gordon, Elgin. He left Buckie with the Territorials as a Pte and was wounded at Neuve Chapelle, after which he returned to France. After promotion to Colour Sergt he was sent to Africa as drill instructor to native troops, attached to the Gold Coast Regiment. He was awarded the DCM for gallantry, and was aged 23.
8 November 1918