David Barty

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4549
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Household Cavalry
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Queen,s Own Hussars
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 16.12.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.E.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 9 Middle Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Ship Caulker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Ann Whitely (formerly Barty) 9 Middle St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Elizabeth, born 04.04.1913 & Davina, born 13.05.1914

More about David Barty


Yet another of Dundee’s soldier sons has fallen victim to the war fiend.  Mrs Barty, 9 Middle Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Private David Barty, of the 4th Hussars, died on 16th December from wounds received in action.  Barty was called up at the commencement of the war as a reservist.  He had seen eight years service in Africa, and since his return to Dundee four years ago had been employed as a ship caulker.

In the last letter to his wife, dated 9th December, he wrote in a very cheery strain, wishing her a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.   “Don’t be downhearted,” he continued, “but enjoy yourself as best you can.”  Deceased who was 38 years of age, leaves a widow and two of a family.

Dundee Courier 8th January 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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