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: 1422
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 25/09/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 37 Polepark Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute worker, Walton Works, Dundee
Janet Naismith, 37 Polepark Rd, Dundee
Christina, born 31.08.1904, Thomas, born 22.11.1906, Janet, born 07.08.1910, Joseph, born 16.12.1911, James, born 04.09.1913, Jane, born 14.03.1915 & 1 other child (name unknown)
More about Thomas Naismith
Thomas Naismith 1422 Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH SERGEANT KILLED.
Official intimation has been received by Mrs T. Naismith, who resides at 37 Polepark Road, Dundee, that her husband, Sergeant Thomas Naismith, of the Black Watch, previously reported missing, has been killed in action.
Sergeant Naismith had been in France for twelve months. In a letter to his wife the commanding officer states that Sergeant Naismith was seen lying in the German trenches, was perhaps taken prisoner, and died of his wounds. Prior to enlistment Sergeant Naismith, who was 32 years of age, was employed in Walton Works. He leaves a widow and seven of a family.
Dundee Courier 3rd November 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Bill Naismith and Michael Caldwell
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