Albert Thomson embraced the idea of serving his country in uniform, even though the law said he was too young. After the United States had entered World War I, Thomson, who lived at 50 Waverly Road, just down the street from the school that is now named after him, inflated his age so he could join the Army.
At 16, he was assigned to the 101st Infantry Regiment of the 26th Division, popularly known as the Yankee Division. On July 21, 1918, Private Thomson was killed while fighting in the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. He was a few months shy of his 17th birthday.
Thomson was the first North Andover resident to die in World War I. When the town built an elementary school in 1924, it was named for this brave young man.
Thomson Elementary School
266 Waverly Road
North Andover, MA 01845
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978-557-7906 - School Nurse
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