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: Perth
- Service no: 2098
- Rank: Sergeant
- Awards: 1914 star, Military Medal, Victory Medal
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Les Brebis, France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 30/04/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I. A. 1.
- Date of Birth: 11/06/1894
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 111 Princes Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Postal Worker
Jane Wilkie née Whyte
Elizabeth, William d.1911, Stewart, Thomas d.1888, and Isabella.
More about Thomas Wilkie
Sergeant Thomas Wilkie was a battalion scout and was mentioned in dispatches which was reported at the time of his death. It is very likely that he was killed by a stray shell while the 1st Bn were in reserve trenches. Sergeant Wilkie is buried alongside Private John Guthrie Cameron, also from Dundee.
Thomas Wilkie 2098 Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH SERGEANT KILLED.
Mr Nicoll Wilkie, 111 Princes Street, Dundee, foreman carter at the East Station, yesterday received official intimation that his son, Sergeant Thomas Wilkie, of the Black Watch, had been killed in action.
Sergeant Wilkie, who was 21 years of age, enlisted in the Black Watch five and a half years ago, and went to the front on the outbreak of war. He was promoted on the field from lance-corporal to sergeant, and his abilities as a scout were officially commended. Prior to enlistment Sergeant Wilkie was employed in the Post Office at Dundee.
Dundee Courier 13th May 1916
Information and photo’s kindly supplied by Ian Robertson, Thomas’s great nephew. Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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