Great War Dundee
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: 2622
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 03/09/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.40.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 68 Cowgate, Dundee
- Occupation: Fireman, North British Railway Company
Margaret Meekison Follon, 68 Cowgate, Dundee
More about Thomas Meekison
TRAGIC COINCIDENCES OF FATE. Private T. Meekison, son of Mrs Follon, 68 Cowgate, was 22 years of age. His father, the late David Meekison, marine engineer, was drowned some 20 years ago. It is perhaps an instance of the sometimes remarkable peculiarities of fate that Private Meekison should have enlisted in September, 1914, been wounded at Loos the following September, while he met his death in the same month of this year.
Deceased gets a splendid character from his platoon officer, who in a letter to Mrs Follon states that Private Meekison was a great favourite, and he liked to think of him as one of his good friends. He had a real sense of devotion to duty, the finest quality of a good soldier. The officer also states that a shell was the cause of Private Meekison’s death, which was instantaneous.
Deceased previous to enlistment was a fireman in the employ of the North British Railway Company. The Courier, Friday, 15 September 1916, 4.
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