Private Thomas Wemyss Reid


He is certainly a Private in ADRIC roll, though could have been a courtmartialed ex-officer. No regiment.WO338 has a TW Reid in HLI. There is no record of a SWB. This seems to be the right man, and was taken on by the ADRIC because he was from Dublin and well educated

1889 Sep 5 Born Aberdeen, Scotland. Commemorated on Aberdeen Grammar School Roll.

1889 census at 310 Great Western Road, Aberdeen (correct parents)

1897 - 1900  Ed. Aberdeen Grammar Sch.

1901 census at 34 Adelaide Road, Kingstown , Dublin

1907 to 1910 Empl. (London & N.W.Railway) 1907-10.  Stationed at Bangor. / Warrington /  Liverpool Docks

1911 census at 403 Palmerston Park, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin

1911 Joined Bank of Ireland , working at Carlow. He is not in Hennessy's book on Bank of Ireland staff who enlisted

1914 Apr/Jun Married in Dublin to Marjorie Adelaide Robinson. (she was born Oct/Dec 1892 in Dublin)

1915 Nov 8 Enlisted in Army. Had a medical and was transferred to Reserve

1916 May 15. Mobilised to 10th (Scottish) Kings Liverpool Reg . Pte.  No.7113. Posted to 3/10th (Reserve) Bn . Serving in U.K. - Park Hall Camp, Oswestry, Salop. Injured arm, June 1916.   Allotted new Army No.358016 under A.C.I. No.2414/16

The 'Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust' . A Thomas Wemyss Reid was posted to the 10th (Scottish) Bn. The King's, Liverpool Regt. T.F., on 15/05/16. Pte. No.7113/ 358016. Regrettable no service/pension or MIC Records have been found, so all we have to go on, is Ancestry Site and the 1891 Census. He was the son of Alexander Reid, Born Aberdeen. Injured his arm sometime in the U.K. during the war, and was transferred to reserve 01/04/17. After that he went to Ireland, seemingly married there 1917/19? Sometime served as an Auxiliary Cadet with R.I.C. (Black & Tans). Does any of this data seem familiar to you? Does anyone in the family have a photograph of him in his kilt, that we could obtain a copy of for our archives? Contact can be made should you wish, via ancestry to our Hon.Sec. Ian Riley, or direct to myself - Hon Curator.

1917 Apr 4. Transferred to Reserve 

Post-war. Accountant in Hospitals at, Blackrock, Ireland., under Ministry of Pensions

1921 Jan 28. Joined ADRIC with service no. No. 1617    and was posted to "Depot" Company. The Register does give him as a Private, not an officer

1921 Nov 15 to 11 Dec 1921. Medical Leave

1922 Feb 10. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1940 Oct. Living at 36 Sydenham Gardens , Belfast

1955 Feb 21 Died in Belfast