Great War Dundee
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:
- Rank: Captain
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
- Place of Death: Monchy, France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 11.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 5
- Date of Birth: 29.11.1893
- Place of Birth:
Margaret Fraser Lindsay
James Watson, “Laurelbank” 93 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee
More about Thomas Watson
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Thomas Watson was a member of St Andrews University OTC when he was appointed to 6/7 Royal Scots Fusiliers. He saw much active service in France before meeting his death near Arras. “Big Tom”, as he was known, was interested in sport and never wearied in organising games for his men when the Battalion was out of the line.
Thomas Watson Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION.
Captain Thomas Watson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr James Watson, Laurel Bank, Dalkeith Road, Dundee.
Captain Watson was shot through the chest by a sniper when leading his men during the big advance.
Dundee Courier 23rd April 191
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Bob Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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