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: 2534
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 03.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 31 Dura St, Dundee
- Occupation: Lilybank Foundry, Dundee
Annie Leach formerly Auld, 31 Dura St, Dundee
John, born 03.11.1911
More about David Auld
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
2534 Pte. David Auld, 4/5th Black Watch, was one of the Dundee men who lost their lives on 3 September 1916. Formerly employed in Lilybank Foundry, he lived at 31 Dura Street before the war. Pte. Auld. is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 10A.
“DIED DOING HIS DUTY.” Private D. Auld, whose name appears in the list, was prior to enlistment employed in Lilybank Foundry. He joined the Black Watch shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been at the front for about two years. Deceased was 24 years of age.
Writing to Private Auld’s widow, who resides at 31 Dura Street, Dundee, a comrade pays a glowing tribute to the dead soldier, and says: – “He died like a soldier, doing his duty.” The Courier, Friday, 15 September 1916, 4.
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