Thomson, Duncan

Regimental Number: 2621901
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

Duncan was born in Machrie Bay on the Isle of Arran in Scotland on March 23, 1890. At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Army in November of 1917, he was living in Calgary. Duncan was awarded the Military Medal in April of 1918. He suffered from shell shock. After the war, Duncan emigrated to Nevada, where he worked in a mine. In 1919, he came to the Beaverlodge area and filed on SW 13-72-11-W6 and SW 24-72-11-W6. After proving up, Duncan returned to his work in the Nevada mine. He died on December 10, 1928.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 321