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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
- Service no: 6994
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 13.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 19 & 33
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 13 Charles Street, Dundee
Margaret Ritchie Spalding, 15 Charles St, Dundee
George Spalding, 15 Charles St, Dundee
Alexander & Andrew
More about Thomas Spalding
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Andrew Ritchie Spalding, S/3496, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders who died of wounds 03.07.1916.
Thomas B. Spalding 6994 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers
SPALDING. Private Thomas B., 6994, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, last heard of 24 November, reported wounded and missing since 13th Nov, in France. His parents, Mr and Mrs George Spalding, 13 Charles Street, Dundee would be grateful for information.
Dundee Courier 6th July 1915
DUNDEE GORDON DIES FROM WOUNDS.
BROTHER MISSING SINCE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES.
Mr and Mrs George Spalding, 13 Charles Street Dundee, have lost two of three gallant soldier sons.
Private Thomas Spalding (23), Royal Scots Fusiliers, was posted missing after the first battle of Ypres, and has for some time now been presumed by the War Office to be dead. Intimation has just been received that Pte. Andrew Spalding, Gordon Highlanders, has died from wounds received in action. He came by his injuries at the beginning of the month, and died the day following that on which he was wounded. Andrew, who was 21 years of age, was previously badly wounded at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, and underwent several operations as a result. He returned to the front last November. Previous to the war he was in the employment of Thos. C. Keay, mill furnishers, Baltic Street.
The third of the soldier brothers is Private Alexander Spalding, Black Watch. He is a lad of 19. The father is an old campaigner, having fought in the Egyptian and South African wars, and the sons have naturally inherited the martial spirit. Mr George Spalding is the possessor of three medals and Khedive’s Star.
Dundee Courier 25th July 1916
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, newspaper clipping kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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