Thomson, Samuel

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Thomson, Samuel

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Samuel Forrest Thomson was born in Uddingston on the 9th of January 1900. His mother was Mary Thomson, a domestic servant. Thomson studied architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1919 to 1924, in his first year as an evening student while working as an apprentice architect and subsequently as a day student. His WW1 service commenced with the RAF shortly before the end of the war on 13th October 1918 and he was demobilised 4 months later at the Georgetown dispersal centre, the former filling factory established in 1915 and named after the then munitions minister Lloyd George. Samuel Thomson is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ; The National Archives: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk; Find My Past: http://search.findmypast.co.uk; Secret Scotland http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/ Samuel Thomson was a student at the Glasgow School of Art c1914. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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