Thomas McCreadie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Greenock
  • Service no: 8148
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Greenock
  • Address: 119 Hilltown, Dundee
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More about Thomas McCreadie

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

Thomas McCreadie    8148  Cameron Highlanders

POPULAR DUNDEE CAMERON HIGHLANDER

KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE RIVERS.

Private Thomas McCreadie, of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, whose home was at 119½ Hilltown, Dundee, has met his death on the battlefield in France.

The news was received by his Aunt, with whom McCreadie resided when in Dundee.  Private McCreadie was attached to the officers’ mess, and a letter from a sergeant in the regiment bears testimony to the high regard in which the brave Dundee soldier was held by the officers and men.  The letter was sent to Private McCreadie’s Aunt, and is in the following terms :–

“This is to inform you that your nephew was killed on the 25th October by the enemy’s shell-fire.  I am instructed by the officers of the regiment to say how deeply they feel his loss, as, being constantly among them, he was very popular, and his willingness and devotion to work were much appreciated.  I would also like to convey the sympathy of the officers’ mess staff, with whom he was very popular, and myself.”

The letter is signed A. E. Huskie, sergeant.

Dundee Courier 4th November 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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