David Batchelor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200371
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Belfast
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Henry Boase & Co, Wellfield Works, Kemback St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    David Batchelor, 61 Crescent St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Hannah & Davina

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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