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:
- Service no: 39434
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion, No2 Company
- Date of Birth: 02.09.1881
- Place of Birth: Edinburgh
- Address: 41 Hill St, Dundee
Marjory MacWhannell, Quarry Cottage, Wellbank
Alexander, Rebecca, Marjory, Christina & William
Mary Donald (first wife)
Miss Mary Balines, 40 Watsons Lane, Dundee
Marjory, Thomas & Christina Davidson McWhannel, died 1984.
Thomas McWhannell Balines, born 08.02.1917, died 1918, Marjory, died 1916, Helen, born 1919, Rose Ann, born 1923 died 1924 & William, born 1925.
- Age at Death: 82
- Date of Death: 30.10.1963
- Place of Death: Dundee
- Burial Country:
More about Thomas MacWhannell/McWhannell
The family also went by the name of Whannell. Thomas was captured at Vimy, 11.04.1917 and held as a prisoner of war at Limburg Lahn P.O.W. Camp in Germany until the end of the war.
He was the brother of Pte Alexander MacWhannell/McWhannell, 1346, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 07.01.1916. and Air Mechanic 3rd Class William Macwhannell, 95934, Royal Air Force, who returned home safely.
Images researched and supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Genevieve Hutton.
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