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: 10674
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 12.05.1915
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 29 Edward Street, Dundee
Agnes Fields Black, 2 Burnett St, Dundee
More about Thomas Black
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
The mother of Thomas Black was my grandmother, the mother of my mother Mary Fields or Black but my mother had a different father in 1907 for the dead soldiers own father had passed away also as a young man. Agnes was a widow and then had my mother, and then she lost her only son, Thomas. My mother’s father was named as Alexander Marr, and my older brother when he was born in 1935 was then called Alexander Marr McLaughlin. He then died in 1982
My mother then had a half brother called Alexander Marr and he married Annie McDermott and they had children, Alex a painter and decorator, Nan, Mary, Christine, (perhaps more) The mother Annie then committed suicide at the 3rd attempt and her husband Alex lived out the rest of his life as a widower and died in a house which I think was in Balunie Drive circa 1962.
Additional information kindly supplied by Ernest McLaughlin
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