Thomas Sexton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 31070
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 18th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.27.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 63 Kirk St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Assistant Manager, Dundee Eastern, Co Op
  • Mother:

    Margaret Sexton, 20 Flights Lane Lochee

  • Father:

    John Sexton, 20 Flights Lane, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Michael & 1 other brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Mary Sexton, 63 Kirk St, Lochee

  • Children:

    Helen, born 21.11.1909, John, born 08.05.1911, Mary, 24.03.1914 & Thomas, born 29.06.1916

More about Thomas Sexton

Thomas Sexton   31070   Highland Light Infantry

LOCHEE SOLDIER KILLED.

Mrs Sexton, 20 Flights Lane, Lochee, has received intimation that her youngest son, Private Thomas Sexton, H.L.I., has been killed.  This is her second son to make the supreme sacrifice, as Michael fell in action about two years ago.  She has a son in the R. E.  Thomas, who was in his 29th year, enlisted 16 months ago, and was in France for the greater part of last winter, when he was invalided home.  He returned to the fighting about six weeks ago.  Prior to joining he was employed with the Dundee Eastern Co-operative Society, and for the past nine years had been assistant manager in various branches of that society.  He is survived by a widow and four children, who reside at 63 Kirk Street, Lochee.

Dundee Courier 12th October 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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