Thomas Swan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3854
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 21/01/1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 and 63.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Manson Swan, 54 Lochgelly Rd, Cowdenbeath

  • Father:

    George Swan, 17 Crichton St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew & James

  • Spouse:

    Wife, died 12.04.1914

  • Children:

    James, born 22.03.1902, Ann, born 08.08.1906, Thomas, born 18.04.1909 & Mary, born 16.03.1911

More about Thomas Swan

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial.

Guardian of James and Ann listed as Ann Kennedy, 43 Victoria Sq, Nethergate, Dundee. Guardian of Mary, listed as Margaret Swan, 5 Arthur Pl, Cowdenbeath. There is no record of a guardian for Thomas.

Thomas was the brother of Pte Andrew Watson Swan, 8489, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action, 14.09.1914 and Sgt James Swan, S/9951, 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action, 26.09.1915.

Thomas Swan 3/3854  Black Watch

Mrs Stewart brother, Thomas Swan, Black Watch, (marked Dundee), who was reported missing in Egypt ten months ago, and of whom no further information has been had, and there is little doubt but that he too has laid down his life.

Part of a report in the :―

Dundee Evening Telegraph 11th August 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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