5632 Lance Corporal Thomas Sinclair
The Black Watch(Royal Highlanders)
13th November 1916
Born on 08/10/1896 at 7.50am at 14 High Street Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Scotland. His parents were John Newton Sinclair(1869-1937) and Alice Isabella Anderson(1869-18/10/1954)
Thomas had a brother called John Anderson( 1902-1988) and a sister Margaret Graham(1898-1982).
In the 1901(Scottish) census, the family were recorded living at 71 Wellington Row, Perth, Scotland. John was employed as a butler.
The 1911(Scottish) census shows that John had left service and now ran a newsagent & tobacconist shop where the family was living on 49 Easter Road , Leith, Edinburgh.
Thomas enlisted in Leith. I could find no date of when he went to France, but was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Ancre on 13/11/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.
His mother received a pension of 4/- a week from 05/03/1918 rising to 5/- a week after 21 weeks.