World War 1 (1914 - 1918)

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Thomas Powrie

Service: Army
Unit: 1/6th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5342

Thomas was born in Glasgow in 1895, son of Robert and Mary Young Powrie. Thomas's father was a plasterer. In the 1911 census his family was living at 107 Main Street, Newton Mearns and his occupation was listed as a muslin drier at a bleachfield but when he was killed, the family had moved to Trees Lodge, Paisley Road, Barrhead, Renfrewshire.

When Thomas was attested on 2 July 1915 at Barrhead he gave his occupation as a Railway Ticket Collector and an age of 19 years 8 months. Thomas was killed at the Somme, France on 28 July 1916, aged 21 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France - Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C and on Newton Mearns Parish Church War Memorial.


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