Thomas Ballantyne

Thomas Ballantyne
Rank: Private
Service No: 26
Place of Birth: East Kilbride
Date of Death: 28/6/1915
Theatre of Death: Gallipoli
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (8th Bn.)
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
Additional information: Brother of Miss M M Ballantyne, 3 Highburgh Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen

Soldier’s Effects information: Father Alexander, brother Richard and sisters Janet B and Mary W S.
1901 census information:
Address: Maxwellton Road, East Kilbride.
Father: Alexander (42) fishmonger, born about 1859 in Paisley
Mother: Jessie (42) born about 1859 in Kirkpatrick.
Brother: Richard (17) shop assistant, born about 1884 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Marion (14) fish shop assistant, born about 1887 in East Kilbride.
Sister: Janet (12) born about 1889 in East Kilbride.
Sister: Flora ( 10) born about 1891 in East Kilbride.
Brother: Alexander (7) born about 1894 in East Kilbride.
Self: Thomas (5) born about 1896 in East Kilbride.
Brother: John (2) born about 1899 in East Kilbride.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Alex 52, Jeanie 22, Flora 20, Alex 17, Thomas 15 and John 12.

Evening Times 31/7/1915

Newspaper transcript – Rutherglen. Mr A. Ballantyne, 3 Highburgh Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen, has received official intimation that his son, Thomas Ballantyne, 8th Scottish Rifles, has been posted as missing since the engagement on June 28 at the Dardanelles.

Thomas is commemorated on the memorial in Rutherglen Old Parish Church.

I am unsure as to why he is not commemorated on the Cenotaph or in the book Rutherglen Lore, but his brother Alexander is.

Thomas is the brother of Alexander.