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: 1045
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 1 Victoria Pl, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Apprentice Watchmaker, James Ramsay, Goldsmiths, High St, Dundee
Emma Kate Allday, 55 Seafield Rd, Broughty Ferry
Henry George Allday, 55 Seafield Rd, Broughty Ferry
More about Thomas Allday
Thomas is believed to be the brother of Sgt George Allday 6934, 1st/7th Battalion Black Watch, who died of wounds 18.09.1916. Both men are remembered on the Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry school war memorial.
Thomas Allday 1045 4th Black Watch
BROUGHTY TERRITORIAL MISSING.
The photo is that of Sergeant Thomas Allday, of the 4th Black Watch, son of Mr H. G. Allday, 1 Victoria Place, Broughty Ferry, who is reported missing since 25th September.
Mr Allday would be greatly indebted to any member of the Dundee Territorial Battalion who could give him any news concerning his son, who is well known having served several years in “Dundee’s Own,”
Twenty-one years of age, Sergeant Allday is well known in Broughty Ferry for his connection with the Y.M.C.A.
He was previously employed as an apprentice with Mr James Ramsay, goldsmith, High Street, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 11th November 1915
Allday Thomas, Apprentice Watchmaker, Victoria Place, Broughty Ferry, Sergt. 1/4th Black Watch, died 25 September 1915, in France, intestate. Confirmation granted at Dundee, 21 June, to Henry George Allday, Mantle Manufacturer, 79 Murraygate, Dundee, Executer dative qua father. Value of estate, £193, 7s. 2d.
Sergeant, 4th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), (Service Number 1045)
Thomas Allday was born in Dundee on 19th May 1894. He was the son of Henry George Allday, a draper, originally from Southampton and Emma Kate Allday, nee Tuppen, originally from Brighton. Before enlisting in Dundee, Thomas was an apprentice watchmaker and was well known for his connection with the Y.M.C.A. He served with the 4th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). On 26th Feb 1915 he was admitted to hospital with influenza and transferred back to Cardiff’s King Edward VIII hospital. He was baptised as an adult in the hospital, by officials from St German’s church, Splott on 27th May 1915. On recovering, he returned to France but was killed in action on 25th Sep 1915 on the Western Front in France aged 21. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial in France (panel 78-83). He is also remembered on the Grove Academy memorial plaque at Broughty Ferry, Dundee and the war memorial plaque at St German’s church, Cardiff.
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Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldewell. Further additional information kindly researched and supplied by Ted Richards.
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