Peter Thores

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 15861
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 13.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 3C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dun
  • Address: 10 Cotton Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Corporation Electricity Station, Carolina Port, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Thores, 21 Nelson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Thores, 21 Nelson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Oxton Thores

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter Thores

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Alexander Oxton Thores, 71981, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action, 06.04.1916 and the son of Deckhand, Alexander Thores, H.M.S. Crescent.

Peter Thores   15861   Royal Scots Fusiliers


Official intimation has been received by his mother, who resides at 10 Cotton Road, Dundee, that Private Peter Thores, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on 13th inst.  Private Thores, who was 21 years of age enlisted about two years ago, and had been at the front for twenty months.  Prior to enlisting he was in the employment of a contractor at the Corporation Electricity Station, Carolina Port.  His brother, Private Alex. Ogston Thores, of the Canadians, who was 27 years of age, was killed in action some time ago.  He emigrated to Canada seven years ago, and was formerly employed as a farm servant.

Dundee Courier 30th November 1916

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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