David Aberdein

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Grantown on Spey
  • Service no: 1167
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 03.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 14.10.1893
  • Place of Birth: 16 Hillbank Rd, Dundee
  • Address: 12 Rosebery Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Aberdein, 49 Cobden St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Aberdein, 49 Cobden St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Annabella, George & Alexina

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Aberdein

Both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W. record this mans surname as ABERDEEN.

David and his brother George, spent several years growing up in Aberlour Orphanage. After leaving the Orphanage, they worked locally before enlisting in the Seaforth Highlanders and both being sent to France.

George was wounded when he was struck by shrapnel in the arm, and when he reported to the sick bay for treatment, he was asked his name. When he said Aberdein, the orderly commented that they were just about to discharge his brother David, so George was placed in the bed that his brother had just vacated.

 

 

Additional information kindly supplied by GeorgesĀ  grandson, Graham Aberdein

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