This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1093
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 12.04.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 67 Liff Road, Lochee.
- Occupation: Warehouseman, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works, Dundee
Jane Andrews, 524, Dundas St East, Toronto, Canada
Jane Hutchison Moon, 67 Liff Rd, Dundee
Mary 10.11.1912 – 21.12.1917 & Robert, born 17.08.1915
More about Robert Andrews
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
Well-Known Junior Footballer Killed.
OFFICER’S TRIBUTE TO NON-COM.
“HE DID HIS DUTY AS A SOLDIER.”
The fate of Corporal Andrews is strongly illustrative of how life and death walk hand-in-hand on the field of battle.
On 10th inst. he wrote home to his wife an optimistic letter, in which he stated that the war would be soon over, and that a short time would see him back in Dundee. Two days later he met his death. He was shot through the brain, and died instantly.
Only recently Mrs Andrews removed from 14 Shepherd’s Loan to 67 Liff Road, Lochee, and the letter written by Captain E. V. Campbell, second in command of B Company, informing her of her husband’s death was considerably delayed in reaching her. In it Captain Campbell says that Corporal Andrews did his duty as a soldier should.
Corporal Andrews was 25 years of age. He was a member of the 4th Black Watch for four years, and was employed as a warehouseman by Thomson. Shepherd, & Co., Ltd., jute spinners and manufacturers, Seafield Works. He was a well-known figure in West End junior football circles. His widow and one child mourn his loss.
Dundee Courier 21st April 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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