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: 200371
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 01.07.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.D.8.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Belfast
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Henry Boase & Co, Wellfield Works, Kemback St, Dundee
David Batchelor, 61 Crescent St, Dundee
Hannah & Davina
More about David Batchelor
David Batchelor 200371 Black Watch
BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED IN ACTION.
Intimation has been received by Mr David Batchelor, 61 Crescent Street, Dundee, that his second son, Private David Batchelor, was killed in action on the 9th June by shell fire.
Private Batchelor, who was 21 years of age, enlisted in the Black Watch a month after mobilisation, and shortly afterwards proceeded to the front, where he had been through severe fighting and had been wounded twice. He had only been back in the firing zone for about three months.
Prior to enlistment deceased was in the employment of Henry Boase & Co., Ltd., jute spinners, Wellfield Works, Kemback Street, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 10th July 1917
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