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Sergeant Thomas Humm DCM

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

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of David and Jane Ann Humm. Nephew of Mr and Mrs Samuel Lindsay of Groveside Coattage, Kipps, Coatbridge. Younger brother of Private David Humm of the Machine Gun Corps who died in bed of natural causes in Russia 02/02/1919 (see index). From 1891 Census - Address - Broompark Pl, Stonefield Road, Blantyre - David Humm aged 47, Jane Ann Humm aged 37, Jane S Humm aged 7, David G Humm aged 6, Thomas Humm aged 3, Robert Humm aged 1. (see photos for 1911 England Census, Thomas listed along with the 2nd Black Watch soldiers in India)

Born / Resided

Blantyre / Groveside Cottage, Kipps, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 21/01/1916 Persian Gulf




Regular Soldier



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 (18530). 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 " (see photos). Originally posted as missing his death was not confirmed until December 1916. See photos for Thomas` Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration and his Basra Memorial Panel List

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