Thomas McAllister Scotland

Biography of Thomas McAllister

Thomas McAllister was an Arts Graduate from the University of Glasgow. During the Second World War he served with the 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders and was Killed in Action during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1944.

Born in Paisley on 15 November 1919, McAllister graduated MA from the University in 1940. Conscripted into the Army, he served with 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders. McAllister was killed in action on 14 November 1944, the day before his 25th birthday. His Battalion was on the right flank of the assault crossing of the Nederweert-Wessem Canal. The 1st Gordons suffered 10 killed and 25 wounded during this action. 2828191 Private Thomas McAllister is buried at Nederweert War Cemetery in the Netherlands.


Thomas McAllister
Born 15 November 1919, Paisley, Scotland.
Died 14 November 1944.
GU Degree: MA, 1940;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Alexander McAllister; Meter repairman
War Service: Private, Gordon Highlanders
Grave / Memorial: Nederweert War Cemetry, Netherlands
Additional Information: Written and Researched by Assistant Curator Jesper Ericsson of the Hunterian Museum Sources Consulted University of Glasgow Archives Archives of The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen The Life of a Regiment, Volume V, 1919 – 1945, Wilfred Miles, Frederick Warne Ltd, London, 1980
Record last updated: 21st Jun 2017

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