2nd Lieutenant Thomas Mack

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Mack

Thomas Mack was born on the 27 July 1894, son of Adam Douglas Mack, a Draper, and Janet Somerville Mack, of Bailleston in Glasgow. He studied a mixed arts and science curriculum for three years 1912-15, which included Maths, Latin & Greek, History and Engineering. He completed the coursework and was approved for an MA but the degree was never officially conferred.

As an Officer Cadet of the OTC he was commissioned Temporary 2nd Lieutenant on 23rd December 1914, while continuing his studies. As soon as he graduated, he was therefore available for active service, and his regiment was sent to the Ypres front. He was killed on 26th January 1916 while repairing the wire protecting the British trenches and is buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), which is just outside Ypres. The Evening Times recorded the event in their Roll of Honour on 2nd February 1916.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Mack
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action in France 27 January 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/814
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University records

Anne Anderson, Scottish War Memorials Project, External source

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