Tuesday 18 October 2022

Thomas McGravie (1893 - 1956) D Company 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders

 I was going through some old photos that were left by my late Grandmother and came across this 

On the back was the inscription "Thomas McGravie D Company 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders 

I have no idea why my grandmother had the photo but she did work in the Great War in Wharncliffe Military Hospital and I wondered if she had met Thomas there. There is certainly no family connection and so it is a bit of a mystery why she had the photograph

I found some information on Thomas and his family from a subscriber on Ancestry including his medal cards and they tie in with the inscription on the photograph. 

Name: Thomas McGravie
Military Date: 1914-1920
Military Place: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, United Kingdom
Regiment or Corps: Gordon Highlanders
Regimental Number: 537, 2865193

Birth 1893 • Edinburgh Scotland
Birth of brother Walter McGravie(1895–1964) 1895 • Edinburgh Scotland
Birth and death of sister Euphemia McGravie(1897–1897)
1897 • Twin Mary Birth and death of sibling Mary McGravie(1897–1897) Twin Euphemia
Birth of sister Winifred McGravie(1898–1977) 24 April 1898 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Birth of sister Margaret McGravie(1900–1973) 7 Feb 1900 • Edinr, Edinburghh
Residence Edinrgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland
Birth of brother Michael (Mick) McGravie(1904–1987) 24 May 1904 • Edinburgh
Birth of sibling Colin Methven McGravie(1905–1953) 13 Oct 1905 • Edinburgh
Birth of sibling Wm John Douglas McGravie(1908–1966) 4 Nov 1908 • Edinburgh
Residence 1911 • Colchester, England Marital Status: Single
Birth of sibling Charles Watson McGravie Anderson(1913–) 28 Feb 1913 • Edinburgh
Military 1914-1920 • England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, United Kingdom
Death of wife Margaret Milne Brand 1935
Death of father Thomas McGravie(1865–1943) 1943 • Church Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death of mother Margaret Douglas(1866–1948) 21 May 1948 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death of sibling Colin Methven McGravie(1905–1953) 28 Aug 1953 • Edinburgh Scotland

Name Thomas McGrovie Register Type Cremation Death Date 19 Apr 1956 Burial or Cremation Date 21 Apr 1956
Burial or Cremation Place Edinburgh, Scotland

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