Train, Tom

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Train, Tom

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Thomas Train was born on the 21st December 1890, one of 5 children (siblings Andrew S, William, James S and Amelia H) of Elizabeth and Thomas, a cabinet maker. Train attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1912 to 1915 as a full-time student of drawing and painting. He served during the war, probably with the West Yorkshire regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant. After the war, Train married Vera McConochie in Cardiff on the 1st April 1924 and had 2 children (Thomas and Elspeth Harvey – Thomas died in 1970 while serving as a Chief Officer with the Royal Navy and is buried in Hong Kong), at some point they travelled to Australia for a period, returning to Scotland in 1957. Train died in 1978. Train is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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