Charles Alexander Air

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Captain
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1879
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address:
  • Occupation: David Air & Co, Merchants, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie M. Air, “Dunmore” Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Air, “Dunmore” Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Charles Alexander Air

Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Charles Alexander Air   4th Black Watch

Captain Air.

Captain A. Air is the second son of Mr David Air, Dunmore, Dundee.  When war broke out Mr Air quickly offered himself for service, and proved himself such a competent officer that his promotion was rapid.  He was associated with his father in business, and took an active part in political work.

Dundee Courier 30th September 1915

Charles A. Air   4th Black Watch

DUNDEE OFFICER IS MISSING,

AND BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED.

Mr David Air, Dunmore, Dundee, yesterday received the following telegram :–Deeply regret to inform you that Captain Charles A. Air, 4th Black Watch, is missing, believed killed, 25th September.

Captain Charles Air is the younger son of Mr David Air, and Joined the 4th Black Watch after the outbreak of war and went to the front in the summer.  Well known and highly respected amongst a large circle of acquaintances, Captain Air took a great interest in athletics, and was a clever exponent of Rugby football and cricket.  He had played for the Panmure Rugby Club and the Balruddery Cricket Club.  In public life he was beginning to take his place and had rendered appreciated service as a Director of Dundee Dental Hospital.

Dundee Courier 10th November 1915

Charles Alexander Air   4th Black Watch

A DUNDEE OFFICER’S ESTATE.

Captain Charles Alexander Air, 4th Battalion Black Watch, (of Messrs David Air & Co., merchants, Dundee), who died at Loos on September 25 from wounds received in action, has left personal property of the value of £7488 8s 5d.  The sole executor of his general disposition and settlement, dated January 5, 1912, is Mr David Air, jun., merchant, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 21st June 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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