Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 202012
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 31/07/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Gellatly Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
Jessie Thoms, 4 Gellatly St, Dundee
William John Thoms (stepfather) 4 Gellatly St, Dundee
More about Alexander Ogilvie
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. This man is listed as Ogilvy on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
This man was also known as Alexander Thoms
This man served as Alexander Ogilvie
Alexander Thoms Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH LAD KILLED.
Mrs Thoms, 4 Gellatly Street, Dundee, has received intimation from the War Office that her son Alexander, attached to the machine gun section of the Black Watch, was killed on the 6th inst.
He was 19 years of age, and before joining was employed with Baxter Brothers & Co., Ltd. Mrs Thoms other son, Samuel, has been in France since the outbreak of war, being transferred from South Africa.
Dundee Courier 25th August 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson and Michael Caldwell
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