Thomas Gilkison

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Johnstone, Renfrew
  • Service no: 251535
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 30.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.D.24

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Well Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Robert Gilkison

  • Siblings:

    Robert

  • Spouse:

    Jeanie Phinn Gilkison, Newton Grange, Green Rd, Paisley

  • Children:

    3 Children

More about Thomas Gilkison

Son of the late Mr & Mrs Robert Gilkison of Dundee. (C.W.G.C. lists Robert as his father)

Thomas Gilkison   251535   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Mr and Mrs George Gilkison, 2 Burnett Street, have received news that their son Pte. Thomas Gilkison, A & S.H., has died of wounds on 30th September.  Pte. Gilkison, who was 30 years of age, joined up in 1914, and went to France shortly afterwards.  Be fore enlisting he was employed by Messrs Beardmore and also by Messrs J. & P Coates.  His home was at Newton Grange, Green Road, Paisley, where he leaves a widow and three children.  Before leaving Dundee Pte. Gilkison served his apprenticeship in the Royal Institution for the Blind as a basketmaker.

Mr and Mrs Gilkison have also received news that their other son, Pte. Robt. Gilkison, Black Watch, has been wounded for the fourth time.

Dundee Courier 11th October 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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