Thomas Aitken Mayer

ID No.350, (5 November 1896 - 18 November 1916)
Father*William Mayer1,2,3 b. 8 Sep 1870, d. 27 Feb 1936
Mother*Isabella Lynn Aitken1,3 b. 13 Aug 1865, d. 22 Apr 1951
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
Appears
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Descendent Chart for George Aitken
Birth*5 Nov 1896 Thomas Aitken Mayer was born in 9 Rossie Place, Edinburgh, Scotland.1,4,3,5 
Birth Reg9 Nov 1896 His birth was registered in Edinburgh by his father, William Mayer.1 
Census 1901
(Family)
31 Mar 1901 The 1901 UK Census enumerated Thomas Aitken Mayer as being son of William Mayer, Head of the household at West Mills, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.2 
Military*  He enlisted in the Highland Cyclist Battalion (the battalion was raised in Kirkcaldy in 1914). He subsequently transferred to the 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.6,3 
Death*18 Nov 1916 Thomas Aitken Mayer (Private 43006, 16th Bn, Highland Lt. Inf.) died at New Munich Trench, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, aged 20.3,5
Burial* He was buried in C18, CWGC New Munich Trench Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.3 
Memorial A gravestone to the memory of Thomas Aitken Mayer is located C18, CWGC New Munich Trench Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.3 
Memorial A gravestone to the memory of Thomas Aitken Mayer is located Bennochy Cemetery, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.5 
Last Edited30 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1896: Canongate (685/3),1337.
  2. [S51] Census Sco: 1901: 442,3,19, sch:86.
  3. [S71] CWGC: Graves Register Reports: Fr.534 - Mayer, TA, 43006.
  4. [S51] Census Sco: 1901: 442,3,19, sch:86.
  5. [S76] Memorial Stone: Kirkcaldy, Bennochy Cemetery.
  6. [S72] Mil Rec, British Army WW1 Medals Roll Index 1914-1920.