This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 202012
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 06.08.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Gellatly St, Dundee
- Occupation: Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
Mrs Jessie Thoms, 4 Gellatly St, Dundee
William John Thoms (stepfather) 4 Gellatly St, Dundee
More about Alexander Thoms
This man served as Alexander Ogilvie
Alexander Thoms Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH LAD KILLED.
Mrs Thoms, 4 Gellatly Street, Dundee, has received intimation from the War Office that her son Alexander, attached to the machine gun section of the Black Watch, was killed on the 6th inst.
He was 19 years of age, and before joining was employed with Baxter Brothers & Co., Ltd. Mrs Thoms other son, Samuel, has been in France since the outbreak of war, being transferred from South Africa.
Dundee Courier 25th August 1917
There is no Alexander Thoms/Thom/Tom listed on C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. that matches the information in the Courier report.
Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, additional information supplied by Gary Thomson
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