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: 635100
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 256th Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 13.08.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: E. 13B.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 22 Arthur Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Victoria Rd, Callender Works, Dundee
Margaret Barr, 26 Arthur St, Dundee
Annabella Barr, 22 Arthur St, Dundee
Charles, born 04.04.1909, James, born 03.03.1912, Alexander, born 06.09.1913, Elizabeth, born 01.06.1915 & Annabella, born 25.05.1918.
More about Charles Barr
The following intimation appeared in the Dundee Courier 20.08.1918. There is no Charles Ball R.F.A., listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour, C.W.G.C. S.D.G.W. or the Scottish National War Memorial but the information matches Sgt Charles Barr, R.F.A. who is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
Charles Ball Royal Field Artillery
R.F.A. Sergeant’s Death.
Sergeant Charles Ball, R.F.A., has died of wounds. He resided at 22 Arthur Street, and joined up at the outbreak of war. Sergeant Ball had been three and a half years in France, and in civil life he was employed in the Victoria Road Calender. He leaves a widow and five children.
Dundee Courier 20th August 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson and Michael Caldwell
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