Arthur S. Thomson
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Arthur S. Thomson was born in
New York in 1915. He was drafted into the Army
on March 4, 1941 at Jamaica, New York. His home of residence was listed as
Westchester County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed as General Industry Clerks.
He had completed three years of High School and was single with dependents. His religion was
listed as Protestant.
The date of his assignment to
the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by October 1941 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Fort Benning, Georgia during that time frame.
Private Arthur S. Thomson
From a Company photograph of Company B 22nd Infantry circa June-October 1941
Courtesy of John and Gladys King
The envelope for a
letter written by Arthur Thomson to the New York Herald Tribune
and postmarked at Augusta, Georgia April 11, 1942 showing Thomson serving at Camp Gordon, Georgia
with Company B 22nd Infantry.
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Technician Grade 5 Thomson was
killed in action in France during the attack against the
on June 14, 1944.
Arthur S. Thomson was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block B Row 3 Grave 47 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot E Row 25 Grave 37
Top photo of Private First Class Arthur S. Thomson at Camp Gordon, Georgia circa 1942-43 from the webmaster's collection
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