Peter Stewart Thow

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1411
  • Rank: Driver
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 256th Brigade, 'A' Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 07.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.34

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 51 Larch St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Iron Moulder
  • Mother:

    Jessie Stewart Thow, 51 Larch St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Thow, 51 Larch St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Myles Thow

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter Stewart Thow

Peter was the brother of Pte Alexander Myles Thow S/15449, 12th Battalion, Black Watch, who died 26.12.1916.

Peter Thow   1411   Royal Field Artillery


Mr and Mrs Thow, 51 Larch Street, Dundee, have been officially informed by the War Office of the death in action of their son, Driver Peter Thow, of the Royal Field Artillery.  In a letter to deceased’s parents his officer speaks highly of him as a soldier, and he goes on to say that he will be greatly missed by both officers and men of his battery, with whom he was a prime favourite.  Driver Thow, who was twenty-eight years of age, had been at the front for eight months.  He served his time in Blackness Foundry, Dundee, as an ironmoulder, and at the time of his enlistment he was working in Leven.  Mrs Thow has a son at the front with the Black Watch.

Dundee Courier 25th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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