Thomas McKintosh

Thomas McKintosh was an ex Mars Boy who joined the Black Watch and became a bandsman.

He served in India then in WW1.

He became a Drum Major and on leaving the army became a State Trumpeter, serving under THREE Monarchs, George V, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. He was lalso appointed Macer at the High Court in Edinburgh.




Thomas McKintosh leading the Black Watch, Princess Street, Edinburgh 1912





Thomas McKintosh in his State Trumpeter's uniform, date unknown.


Many thanks to Helen Mowry for the photographs and information.


Below are excerpts from both The London Gazette and The Edinburgh Gazette announcing his appointments etc.

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