Son of James and Mary Ann McGhee, 1/33 Bouverie Street, Port Glasgow.
Born Mosside, Antrim
Had nine brothers. Four other brothers were serving and five were too young. William James with the Gordons, John with the Highland Light Infantry, Edward in the Navy aboard H.M.S. Berwick and Archibald with the Bantams (not yet being army age).
Listed as Thomas McGhie on the Port Glasgow War Memorial.