Thomas Lamb

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/7508
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 07.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXX.H.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 1 Sinclair Street, Lochee, Dundee
  • Occupation: Spalding & Valentine, Caledonian Works, Lochee
  • Mother:

    Helen Lamb, 1 Sinclair St, Lochee

  • Father:

    Charles Lamb, 1 Sinclair St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    George, David & Fred

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Lamb

Thomas Lamb   S/7508    2nd Black Watch


A Lochee family, which has contributed four of its sons to the fighting forces, has been hit by the war.

Official intimation was received yesterday by Mr Charles Lamb, 1 Sinclair Street, Lochee, of the death in action, at the Persian Gulf, of his son, Private Thomas Lamb, 2nd Battalion Black Watch.

Private Lamb, who was 19 years of age, enlisted in the 2nd Black Watch in January of last year.  Prior to enlistment he was employed by Messrs Spalding & Valentine, Caledonian Works, Lochee.

The other three sons of Mr Lamb who are serving with the colours are :–Private George Lamb, Royal Engineers; Sergeant David Lamb, 1st Black Watch; and Private Fred Lamb, Seaforth Highlanders.  A son-in-law of Mr Lamb—Sergeant B. M’Mahon—is serving in the 4th Black Watch.

Dundee Courier 9th February 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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