George Reid Thomson

IRA photo of F Coy, identified as "G R Thompson, SS" (presumably Secret Service) and that he was an Intelligence officer

I was unclear initially if there are 1 or 2 men with the ADRIC numbers 593 and 603. The entry in the Alphabetic register indicates that they are the same man, but their details are quite different. The entry for 593 has him as "G Tomson" and a Sub Lt in RNVR - he joins 17 Sep 1920 and resigns 7 Jan 1921. The entry for 603 is for " Lt G R Thomson" joining on on 20 Sep and serving until demobilisation on 21 Jan 1922. They are two different men

1892 Sep 6. Born Lanarkshire, Scotland. There are 3 George Reid Thomson born in Scotland, all in Glasgow, 2 in Dennistoun and 1 in Tradeston. The exact dob gives me, Son of George and Helen Gibb Thomson. His father was a Laundry Proprietor

1901 census in Dublin. Mespil Rd, Dublin

1911 census in Mespil Rd, Dublin

1913 His father died

1917 Jul 8. Commissioned 2nd Lt in RFA

1919 Jan 15. Cl. HH. Special Appointment— 2nd Lt. G. R. Thomson, RA.

1919 Jul 25. Special Appointment Cl HH. Gen. Last, . Temp. Lt. R. F. Wright-Warren, R.A.S.C., vice 2nd Lt. G. R. Thomson, R.A.

1920 Sep 21. Joined ADRIC with service no 603 Posted F Coy. The IRA clearly knew he was Secret Service

Fined 10/- by Coy Commander

1921 Jul 22 to 5 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan. Appears to have served in ADRIC until demobilisation

1922 Sep 23. Spec. Appt., CL FF.—Lt. G. R. Thomson, R.A., from Cl. GG.

1923 Aug 23. Spec. Appts., Cl. FF.— Lt. G. R. Thomson, R.A.

1923 Sep 26. RFA. The undermentioned to be Lts. with seniority as stated:— Lt. G. R. Thomson, from R.G.A. 20th Mar. 1920.

1935 Living at Fifth St , Ashbury, Parkes, NSW, Aus. He is a Laundryman. The entry is certainly for a George Reid Thomson, but I cannot prove it is him



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