Wardlaw Brown Thomson

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W.B. Thomson
Full name Wardlaw Brown Thomson
Date of birth 1871
Place of birth Matabeleland, (in what would become South Rhodesia and later Zimbabwe))
Date of death 25 April 1921
Place of death Wynberg, Cape Town
School Bedford Modern School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1892-1895  England 4 Pts:3;

W.B. Thomson was a rugby union international who represented England from 1892 to 1895.[1]

Early life[edit]

W.B. Thomson was born in 1871, in Matabeleland, then deemed part of South Africa but in what would later become South Rhodesia.[1] He was educated at Bedford Modern School.[2]

Rugby union career[edit]

Thomson played his club rugby for Blackheath F.C. and made his international debut on 2 January 1892 at his club's home ground at the Rectory Field, Blackheath in the England vs Wales match.[1] He played on four occasions for England and was on the winning side on three occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 9 March 1895 at the Athletic Ground, Richmond in the England vs Scotland match.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Wardlaw Brown Thomson married Mary Ethel Brewis in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1896[3] They had a son, Wardlaw Ivor Thomson who was killed in the First World War.[4] WB Thomson died in 1921.


  1. ^ a b c d e W.B. Thomson Profile on scrum.com
  2. ^ "The Harpur Trust 1552-1973" by Joyce Godber, 1973
  3. ^ FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 County: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Volume: 10b, Page: 191
  4. ^ Casualty Details of son THOMSON, WARDLAW IVOR