Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 11344
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 21.03.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture
- Grave/Mem Ref no: V.A.16.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Falkirk
- Address: 60 Annfield Road, Dundee
- Occupation: James Robertson & Co Ltd, Logie Works, Brook St, Dundee
Letitia Bellingham, 5 Milnbank Rd, Dundee
William Bellingham, 5 Milnbank Rd, Dundee
More about Thomas Bellingham
DUNNDEE MAN KILLED BY SHELL.
Private Thomas Bellingham, of the 1st H.L.I., a Dundee man, has died a soldier’s death.
The sad news of her son’s death was contained in a letter Mrs Bellingham, who resides at 60 Annfield Road, received from Private A. Green, of the same regiment, who for the past three years had been the constant companion of the deceased. He says :–“I regret to write and tell you that your son Thomas was killed in action on 21st March. I was close to him at the time. He was struck by a piece of shell, and his death has grieved me very much. He was highly respected by all the men.”
Private Bellingham, who was 23 years of age, served with the machine gun section of the regiment, in which he had been for six years. Previous to enlistment he was employed in Logie Works (James Robertson & Co., Ltd.), Brook Street.
Dundee Courier 2nd April 1915
Tom was the brother of Pte John Bellingham, S/11542, 8th Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 19.10.1916.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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