Thomas Naismith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1422
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 37 Polepark Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute worker, Walton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Janet Naismith, 37 Polepark Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    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


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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