Thomas Kerr McNair

Thomas Kerr McNair
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4266
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders (1st Bn.)
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial
Additional information: Son of James and Rebecca Kerr McNair of 51 Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. McNair, Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Father James McNair.
1901 census information:
Address: 74 Old Kelvinhaugh Road, Glasgow.
Father: James (36) engine fitter, born about 1870 in Glasgow.
Mother: Rebecca (31) born about 1872 in Glasgow.
Sister: Jane O (8) born about 1893 in Glasgow.
Sister: Annie (6) born about 1895 in Glasgow.
Brother: James (5) born about 1896 in Glasgow.
Self: Thomas K (4) born about 1897 in Glasgow.
Brother: William (1) born about 1900 in Glasgow.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises James 46, Rebecca 41, Jane O 18, Annie 16, James 15, Thomas K 14 and Gordon A 4.

Evening Times 19/6/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mr and Mrs McNair, 51 Dryburgh Avenue, Rutherglen, have received information of the death of their eldest son, Private Thomas Kerr McNair of the Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in Flanders. He enlisted in August, and at that time was in the employment of Fraser and Borthwick, electricians, Pitt Street, Glasgow.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen.