Thomas Francis Tracy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1914
  • Place of enlistment: H.M.S. Unicorn, Dundee
  • Service no: Clyde Z/2450
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 21.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.H.6A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.06.1886
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Asylum Attendant, Cupar Asylum, Fife
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Mrs J. D. Lynch, Cedar Pl, South Rd, Lochee, and Mrs Gallacher, 60 Marshall St, Lochee, Dundee

  • Spouse:

    Daisy E. Tracy, Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset.

  • Children:

More about Thomas Francis Tracy

Thomas Francis Tracy  MM   CZ/2450   Drake Bn   R.N.D.

Died of wounds  in 3rd General Hospital Le Tréport (GSW right arm 5/9/18)

24/9/18 RO4472 Awarded the MM (London Gazette 11/2/19 page 2088) ; An Asylum Attendant at Fife & Kinross Asylum, Cupar ; b.23/6/1886 ; Next-of-Kin: Sister, Mrs J.D. Lynch, Cedar Place, South Rd., Lochee ; Sister later deceased, Next-of-Kin now: Mrs. Gallacher, 60 Marshall St., Lochee, later: Wife, Daisy E., Sturminster Marshall, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset.

R.N.D. Data Base

Thomas F Tracy was the brother of Mrs J D Lynch of Cedar Place, South Road, Lochee and also of Mrs Gallacher of 60 Marshall Street, Lochee and worked as an Asylum Attendant at the Fife and Kinross Asylum in Cupar, Fife. He later married Mrs Daisy E Tracy of Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset. In November 1914 he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was drafted to the Howe Battalion on 16 December but was returned to the Crystal Palace on 9 January 1915, probably to assist in the training of recruits. In May he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training and remained there until March 1917 when he was drafted to the Drake Battalion serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, arriving at the Battalion in mid April. In May he was hospitalised with impetigo returning to the Drake in early June. In October, the Battalion was involved the fighting at Passchendaele and in December it returned to France to defend Welsh Ridge. Thomas Tracey was awarded the Military Medal for his conduct during this period. In February 1918 he was hospitalised with laryngitis returning to the Battalion in April. Later that year in July he was granted 14 days leave and returned to the UK. In September received a Gunshot Wound to his Right Arm but after two days he was dangerously ill and his next of Kin was informed that she should visit if possible. He died in the 3rd General Hospital at Le Treport on 21 September 1918. Notification of the award of his Military Medal was made on 24 September 1918 and listed in the London Gazette on 11 February 1919. Thomas Tracy is buried in the Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. He is listed as Thos S Tracey (D4026) in the Dundee City Roll of Honour. His sister Mary is named in the Peoples Journal dated 28 September 1918.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, Ian Stewart & Ian Birnie

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