Monday 2 February 2015

Dodworth Cemetery William Alexander Thomson

William Thomson is remembered on his mother's gravestone

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Photograph by Nigel Croft

Grave Location and Inscription: 

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In Memory of / Anne / Wife of William Thomson / Port Elizabeth South Africa / who died 28th August 1913 / aged 69 years / Also of her eldest son / William Alexander / who was killed in Action at the / Sangani River Matebeleland / South Africa on 3rd Decr 1893 / aged 23 years.

Read more about William online in this book about the Matebele Wars.

His connection with Barnsley is that his brother was the doctor in Dodworth for some years and his mother lived at Clayton West until just before her death.

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