Served with: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Died: 22nd April 1916 Burial Ground / Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL, IRAQ

Was born in Melling in 1892, and according to the 1901 census was living with his parents, Edward aged 32 years and his mother Catherine aged 31 and their 5 other children in 82 Glover Street St Helens. In 1911 the family were living at 23 Ravenhead Cottages, St Helens. The parents had moved to Melling from Scotland about 1899 and Thomas and his father obtained work in the thriving Melling pottery business. Edward married Jane Bickerstaff in Prescot in 1914 and at that time they were living at 37 Market Street St Helens and it was from this address that Thomas enlisted on the 7th August 1914 into the South Lancashire Regiment with the Service number 2172. Sometime later Thomas transferred into the Cameron Highlanders and Black Watch. He was killed in action on the 22nd April 1916. His remains were never found. His name is recorded on the BASRA MEMORIAL, IRAQ. He was 24 years of age, there are no local memorials honouring his name.