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David Robertson Thain
- Date of enlistment: February 1917
- Place of enlistment: Glasgow
- Service no: 39370
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
- Unit/Ship: 10th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 28.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Warehouseman, Hunter, Barr & Co, Glasgow
Margaret Robertson Thain “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee
William Thain “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee
More about David Robertson Thain
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. He was the brother of Gunner John R. Thain 635280, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds 17.05.1917.
David Robertson Thain 39370 Scottish Rifles
A sad blow has befallen Mr and Mrs William Thain, 10 Airlie Terrace, Dundee, intimation has been received that their son, Pte. David Robertson Thain, Machine Gun Section, Scottish Rifles, had made the great sacrifice. This is the second of Mr and Mrs Thain’s three soldier sons to be killed in action, John, who was in the R.F.A., having fallen in May last year, while their eldest son is serving in Mesopotamia. David enlisted in February, 1917, and had been at the front for two and a half months. Prior to joining the forces he was employed as a warehouse man with Messrs Hunter, Barr, & Co., Glasgow. He was a promising cricketer, and played several games for Anniesland C.C.
Dundee Courier 9th April 1918
Additional information and photo’s kindly supplied by Alexander Forsyth, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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