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Sergeant Thomas Humm DCM

2nd Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: 9260

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Family Information

Nephew of Mr and Mrs Samuel Lindsay of Groveside Coattage, Kipps, Coatbridge. Brother of Private David Humm of the Machine Gun Corps who died in bed of natural causes in Russia 02/02/1919 (see index)

Born / Resided

Blantyre / Groveside Cottage, Kipps, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 21/01/1916 Persian Gulf

Enlisted

Dublin

Employed

Regular Soldier

Age

28

Buried / Remembered

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

Thomas was formerly with the Machine Gun Corps 918530). Thomas was 18 years with the 2nd Battalion, 10 of which was spent in India. He arrived in France with the Indian Expeditionary Force in September 1914. Thomas received the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Medal of St George for bravery in the field. His Medal of St George 4th Class was granted by the Czar of Russia. He received his DCM posthumously. His citation read - " For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was in charge of stretcher bearers and displayed an utter contempt for danger when attending the wounded, often under heavy fire ". Originally posted as missing his death was not confirmed until December 1916

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