Thomas C MacIndoe

RankPrivate S18478
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentCameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion
Military Service

Enlisted in Glasgow in May 1915, had his medical examination on the 22nd and reached the depot of the Cameron Highlanders at Inverness on 25th May. After 4 months training he was posted to 5th Battalion on 1st October. This battalion was part of the 26th Brigade (Highland) of the 9th (Scottish) Division and had been in France since May 1915.
According to a semi-legible Casualty Form in Macindoe’s Service Record he spent much of November and December 1915 in hospital in France due at least in part to a gun shot wound received in November. He was discharged back to his battalion sometime in January 1916.


c1877 Glasgow

Death16th July 1916
Circumstances of Death

On the 14th July the second phase of the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, began.  The 26th Brigade was involved in the capture of and attempt to hold Longueval.  Nothing is known about the particular circumstances of Macindoe’s death during this period.  He is simply recorded as killed in action and has no known grave.

MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B.
CWGC Information



Thomas C Macindoe (c1848-1906) Margaret McKay (c1848-1920)

Father's Occupation

Iron turner


William (c1873-), Margaret (c1875-), Elizabeth (c1879-), Hugh (1880-), Robert (c1885-), Janet (c1888-), James (1890-)


In the 1911 census Macindoe, who is living at home with his widowed mother, is described as a widower.  Nothing has come to light about his marriage.


Not known


Letterpress printer

1881 Census

11 Albert Street, Glasgow

1891 Census

Stirling Road, Glasgow

1901 Census

28 Glebe Street, Glasgow

1911 Census

28 Glebe Street, Glasgow

Home Address

28 Glebe Street, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

At his medical examination on 22nd May 1915 Macindoe’s height was measured as 5ft 2in; this did not prevent him being accepted

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project

Service Record for Thomas C Macindoe (from Ancestry)



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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