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Douglas Stoker Brownlie Thomson


B. 29 April 1879 at Dublin, Ireland

D. 30 August 1939 at Etretat, Normandy, France


    Major D. S. B. Thomson, Royal Army Medical Corps and Sudan Political Service, served under his father Sir William Thomson, with the Irish Hospital in South Africa. He accompanied his father and uncle George Stoker to South Africa as a Dresser with the Irish Hospital. He was one of four Dressers with the hospital, all of whom were then medical students, returning to Dublin from Pretoria in 1900. He qualified in Dublin, M.B. D.P.H. 1904, and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in January 1904.

    In 1905 he joined the Egyptian Army, and served as medical officer on a commission investigating the kala-azar disease in the Sudan. In 1910 he left the Sudan medical department and became a junior inspector in the political service. “Thomson Bey” was commissioner at Port Sudan from 1928 until his retirement in 1932.

    In 1939, his residence was listed as Southover, Colgate-in-Horsham, Sussex, England.

                                             

Members of the Lake Tsana mission at Achera.

Standing from left to right: P. Zaphiro, British Vice Consul, Addis Ababa; C. Prowde,

British member; Gerazmatch Kasso, Abyssinian member.

Sitting, from left to right: Atto. Tekla Hawariat, Abyssinian member,

D. S. B. Thomson, British member; Likwamakas Abagaz, Abyssinian member;

Major H. D. Pearson, British member; Fitaurari  Melki, Abyssinian member;

Atto. Tasfi, Abyssinian member.

1916


Douglas Stoker Brownlie Thomson

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