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MacWhirter, Thomas (1884-1917)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Thomas MacWhirter (1884-1917), born 23 October 1884, son of William MacWhirter and Elizabeth MacWhirter of 9, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, formerly of 14 Chesterford Gardens, Hampstead, London.

 

Attended Heath Mount School, Hampstead Heath.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) January 1900-July 1902; 1st XV rugby football team 1901.

 

WW1, Major in the Gordon Highlanders, 9th (S.) Bn. (Pioneers). Wounded twice. Awarded the Military Cross. Killed on the Arras front on 27 April 1917.

 

Commemorated at:

Arras Memorial, Bay 8 and 9 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3078135/MACWHIRTER,%2...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour. W. Macwhirter donated £5 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his son, Major T. Macwhirter, M.C.

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