Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
We need you to tell us more about the life and times of Thomas Williamson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 7567
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 05.01.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 to 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Aberdeen
- Address: 222 Overgate, Dundee
- Occupation: Batcher, Victoria Works, Dundee
Mary Ann Williamson
Annie Williamson, 222 Overgate, Dundee
Margaret, born 13.08.1908 & 1 other child (name unknown)
More about Thomas Williamson
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED AT YPRES.
HAD NEVER SEEN HIS YOUNGEST CHILD.
Another Dundee soldier has fallen in the battle around Ypres.
Mrs Williamson, 222 Overgate, has just received information that her husband Private Thos. Williamson, Highland Light Infantry, had been killed in action at Ypres. The sad news is contained in the following letter written by Private D. Mair, of the same regiment :– “Dear Mrs Williamson,—Just a few lines to let you know your husband was killed on Tuseday, 5th January. My dear friend, you have my sympathy, but try and keep up your heart, and always remember he died for a good cause. He was buried in a churchyard out here. I always was his mate, and he told me to let you know if anything happened as soon as possible. You will know how I feel, for we were always together.”
Deceased, who was 31 years of age, was a reservist, and prior to being called up was a batcher in Victoria Works, Dundee. Deceased is survived by his wife and two children, one of whom, five months old, has never seen her “Daddie.”
Dundee Courier 21st January 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
Can you tell us more about Thomas Williamson'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...