Thomas Coull

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6945
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 11/11/1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Montrose
  • Address: 61 Constable Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Annie Coull, 61 Constable St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Archibald Coull, 61 Constable St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew, Archibald,  James & a sister, Mrs Hann

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Coull

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

On 14 March 2016, The Courier reported on another Dundee family’s contribution to the war. 6945 Pte. Thomas Coull, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 11 November 1914, in the action at Black Watch Corner.

A PATRIOTIC DUNDEE FAMILY. Mr and Mrs Archibald Coull, 61 Constable Street, Dundee, have given four sons and one son-in-law to fight for King and country, while another son is attested under the Derby scheme. All of these patriotic men are married, with the exception of Private Thomas Coull, 1st Black Watch, whose photograph is the first of the group. Thomas has made the supreme sacrifice. He was a Reservist, and had been through the whole of the Boer War campaign, and when called up was working in Kirkcaldy. He was reported missing on 11th November, 1914, and Mr and Mrs Coull have now received official intimation of his death on that date. The others whose photographs are given are: – Private Archibald Coull, A.S.C., who was a miner in Kirkcaldy; Bombadier Andrew Coull, R.F.A., linoleum worker, Kirkcaldy; P.O. James Coull, R.N.D., 16 Larch Street, Dundee; and Quartermaster Robert Hann (son-in-law). The Courier, Tuesday, 14 March 1916, 6

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