This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 5084
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 24.10.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 & 40
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Monifieth
- Address: 64 Polepark Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Batcher
Maggie McNamara, 64 Polepark Rd, Dundee
More about Thomas McNamara
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
MYSTERY OF DUNDEE CAMERON’S DEATH.
BODY FOUND IN GERMAN BRICKYARD.
The circumstances attending the death of Private Thos. M’Namara (No. 5084), a Dundee member of the Cameron Highlanders, are shrouded in mystery, so far as his relatives at home are concerned.
Private M’Namara, who was called up as a reservist, had been missing since October. When recalled to the colours he had only some months of his time to go. His wife, who resides at 64 Polepark Road, had no word from her husband since the date he was reported to be missing, and all inquiries as to what had befallen him brought no satisfaction. She has now received the sad intelligence that the body of her husband had been found in a brickyard in Germany. There is however, no word as to how long Private M’Namara may have been dead, or what was the cause of his death.
Deceased was an old campaigner, and came through the Boer War scathless. He held a medal with five clasps for South Africa. Private M’Namara was 34 years of age. Previous to the war he was employed as a jute batcher at the works of Mr William Nairn. He is survived by a widow and one child.
Dundee Courier 9th July 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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