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: 2462
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 39
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 60 Annfield Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer
Barbara Allan, 60 Annfield Rd, Dundee
Alison Allan, 60 Annfield Rd, Dundee
Mary, born 20.12.1904, Thomas, born 16.07.1907, Oliver, born 13.09.1909 & 2 other children (names unknown)
More about Thomas Allan
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
4TH BLACK WATCH PRIVATE KILLED IN ACTION.
HAD LONG MILITARY EXPERIENCE.
Mrs Allan, who resides at 60 Annfield Road, Dundee, has also received official intimation that her son, Private Thos. Allan, of the 4th Black Watch, was killed in action on 9th May. Private Allan, who was 30 years of age, served for thirteen years in the 3rd Black Watch (Special Reserve), and enlisted in the 4th Black Watch on the outbreak of war. He was formerly employed as a labourer, and was married and leaves a widow and five of a family.
Dundee Courier 27th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldewll
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