Thomas Williamson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7567
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Aberdeen
  • Address: 222 Overgate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Batcher, Victoria Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Williamson

  • Father:

    Charles Williamson

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Annie Williamson, 222 Overgate, Dundee

  • Children:

    2 Children

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

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