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Thomas Evans Private

2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers 3324914
Died: 22nd January 1944, Of Wounds

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Thomas was born on 24th December 1910 at 43 Belville Street, Greenock. His father, Thomas, was a joiner and his mother was Christina (m/s McNeil, previous surname Brown). They were married in Greenock in 1908.

On the 1911 census, the family were living at 38 Nicolson Street, Greenock, with Thomas's elder sister, Catherine, and his uncle.

At some point between 1911 and 1917, the family moved to Inverkip where Thomas' sister, Christina was born. Another sibling, Martha, was born in 1921.

Thomas' mother died in 1924 at Ferguson Place, Inverkip when he was just 14. The site of Ferguson Place is to the west of the Inverkip Hotel, where flats are now built.

In 1939 when his sister Christina was 18, she had a son, Thomas, who died when he was just 4 months old, at Ferguson Place. The cause of death is recorded as broncho pneumonia . No father is named on the death certificate.

Thomas' father died in October 1947 at Larkfield Hospital. His address at the time of his death was 12 Lyle Street, Greenock. Thomas served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. His Battalion were in India when the Second World War broke out; they then sailed to Burma in September 1943. Thomas died of wounds there, aged 32, in 1944. He is remembered in on the Inverkip War Memorial.

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