Thomas Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/9603
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 13.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 35 Rosebank Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    James & William

  • Spouse:

    Helen Brown (nee Ogilvie) 51 Rosebank St, Dundee

  • Children:

    James,  01.09.1912 & John, born 02.07.1914

More about Thomas Brown

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

3/9603 Sgt. Thomas Brown, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 13 October 1915.
Brown was a reservist from Rosebank Street, and was survived by a widow and two children.
He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

A YEAR AT THE WAR. Sergeant Thomas Brown, 1st Black Watch, has fallen a prey to the enemy after twelve months of strenuous fighting. His wife, who resides at 51 Rosebank Street, yesterday received official intimation that her husband had been killed in action on 13th October. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, had been in the army for almost ten years, and recently enjoyed a short forlough [sic] from the battle front. He is survived by a widow and two children. Two of his brothers are engaged in the trenches at present, James being a member of the 4th Black Watch and William of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The Courier, Thursday, 4 November 1915, 4.

Thomas’s son James served with the Royal Engineers, while John served with the Home Guard during WW2.

Images kindly supplied by Thomas Farrell

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