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1373: Lieutenant Thomas Cunningham (RNVR)

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posted on 2024-01-11, 16:55 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Lieutenant Thomas Cunningham was a whaling captain as a young man. Later he was a captain of a merchant ship. He finally become a pilot on the River Tay, guiding ships to and from Dundee docks. I

n July 1915, Thomas was granted a commission in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). By that time, he had spent twelve years in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Three of Thomas' sons served during the war: Malcolm, who had spent four years in the navy; Thomas Jnr, member of the Black Watch; and Roderick, Royal Field Artillery.

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Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Thomas Cunningham, the contributor's great-great-great-grandfather.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914 - 18

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Dundee, Scotland

Community Collection Day

Cheney School, Oxford (10/11/17)

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