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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 6215
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 25.09.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Montcornet Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: L.7.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 6 Pennycook Lane, Dundee
Harry, John & 2 other brothers (names unknown)
Mary Malcolm Old, 6 Pennycook Lane, Dundee
More about Thomas Old
Thomas is believed to be the brother of Pte Harry Old, 2534, 5th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 30.07.1916.
Thomas Old 6215 Cameron Highlanders
SWELLING DUNDEES ROLL OF HONOUR.
CAMERON HIGHLANDER DIES A SOLDIER’S DEATH.
Private Thomas Old, Dundee, of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, has died a soldier’s death.
His wife, who resides at 6 Pennycook Lane, has received intimation from the military authorities that he was killed in action on the 25th September.
Private Old was 30 years of age. He was married three years ago and leaves two children, one two years old and the other ten months. His was a family of soldiers. His father was a Cameron Highlander for 21 years, and he has three brothers at the front, one of whom, John, a Glasgow man, has been wounded.
Private Old was himself thirteen years with his regiment eight of which were spent in China and Africa. He was a keen footballer, and played for St. Mary Magdalene’s, a well-know junior club in Dundee.
Dundee Courier 3rd November 1914
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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