Thomas MacWhannell/McWhannell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 39434
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion, No2 Company

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 02.09.1881
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh
  • Address: 41 Hill St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Marjory MacWhannell, Quarry Cottage, Wellbank

  • Father:

    William MacWhannell

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, Rebecca, Marjory, Christina & William

  • Spouse:

    Mary Donald (first wife)

    Miss Mary Balines, 40 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    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:
  • Cemetery:

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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