Thomas William McGregor

Date of birth: 4th February 1891
Place of birth: Liverpool
Service No.: 5460  (formerly 511804)
Rank: Private
Regiment: London  (formerly London Scottish)
Battalion: 1st / 14th
Died: 1st July 1916 aged 24 years
Death location: Missing on the Somme

 

Life before the War
Thomas’ father was also named Thomas.  He was born in 1867 in Scotland and died in 1912 leaving a Probate:

“McGregor Thomas of 5 Padwell Road Southampton ship chandlers’ storekeeper died 26 February 1912 at the Royal South Hampshire Hospital Southampton. Administration Winchester 15 March 1912 to Mary McGregor widow. Effects £158 7s”

Thomas’s mother was Mary Jane, nee Davies, born Hawarden, Cheshire in 1858.  Thomas and Mary married in 1890 in the district of West Derby.

Thomas had one brother, Walter Andrew born 1893, Southampton.

In the 1891 census Thomas, with his parents, lived at 18 Premier Street, Everton, Lancashire.  Thomas senior was employed as a Ship Stores and Provision Porter.

By 1901 the family had moved to Southampton and lived at 43 Cedar Road, St. Mary’s Parish.  Thomas senior was employed as a Ships Grocers Provision and Fireman.

The family stayed in Southampton in 1911 but had moved to 5 Padwell Road.  Thomas senior was working as a Ships Store Foreman, whilst Thomas William was employed as a Shipping Clerk and Walter was engaged as a Ships Steward.

 

War Service

Thiepval Memorial, France

Thiepval Memorial, France

 

Thomas is Remembered with Honour on the Thiepval Memorial on Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C. The Memorial Register reads:

“McGregor, Pte. Thomas William, 5460. 1st Bn. London Scottish. 1st July, 1916”

 

 

 

 

 

The extract below is © Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. Southampton Cenotaph Families and Friends Group have received permission to reproduce this extract from the narrative on the Old Tauntonians’ online War Memorial:http://www.ota-southampton.org.uk/memorial/index.html

Please do not reproduce any wording from this page.  If you want permission to use this narrative please contact the College on email@richardtaunton.ac.uk.

 

Old Tauntonians’ Memorial Roll

Time at Taunton’s School: 1904 – 1906

Education and Employment:   Thomas was born on 4th February 1891 in Liverpool. He went to work as a Clerk for a Shipping Firm after leaving Taunton’s School.

Life during the War:   Thomas enlisted in London and served with the 14th Battalion of the London Scottish Regiment. The men of this regiment left their trenches near Gommecourt on 1st July 1916 and advanced towards German barbed wire. Thomas is one of the missing of the Somme and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Thomas died on 1st July 1916 aged 24 years

For his service to his country, Thomas was entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

 

Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 14th August 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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