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: Glasgow
- Service no: 4670
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 18th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 19.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.C.6.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 55 King St, Dundee
- Occupation: Shipyard Worker, Glasgow
Christina Dolan (formerly Simpson) 55 King St, Dundee
More about Thomas Simpson
Thomas Simpson 4670 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE’S SHARE IN THE “BIG PUSH.”
ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE LIST OF GALLANT DEAD.
The “big push” is taking a big toll of lives of Dundee men. This has been only too sadly illustrated by the number of casualties reported in the “Courier” within the last few days.
To-day another is added to the list. Private Thomas Simpson, Highland Light Infantry, son of the late Mr James Simpson, and of Mrs Peter Dolan, 55 King Street, was killed by a shell on the 18th inst.
His officer writing of him says :–“He was a splendid boy, and my best soldier.” The lieutenant added a few words for Mrs Dolan :–“In the midst of your great sorrow you may feel pride in the knowledge that he lived and died a soldier and a man.”
Private Simpson, who was 26 years of age, worked in a Glasgow shipyard before he enlisted, and had been at the front since February.
Dundee Courier 29th July 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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