David Chapman Batchelor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 30049
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 11.04.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.24.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Brechin
  • Address: 22 Erskine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: W. G. Irvine & Co, Jute Merchants, Cowgate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Lizzie Will Batchelor, 22 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Taylor Batchelor, 22 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John & Agnes

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Chapman Batchelor

A Dundee Footballer.

Intimation has been received by James T. Batchelor, 22 Erskine Street, Dundee, that his son, Private David C. Batchelor, Royal Scots, has died from gunshot wounds in the received on 11th April.  He is the second son of Mr Batchelor to make the supreme sacrifice, John, who was in the London Regiment, having fallen in October last year.  David, who was twenty-five years of age, enlisted two and a half years ago, and prior to that was employed by W. G. Irvine & Co., jute merchants, Cowgate, Dundee.  He was a keen footballer, having played for Dundee Violet F.C.

Dundee Courier 18th April 1918

David was the brother of Pte John Will Batchelor, 512789, 14th Battalion London Scottish, who was killed in action 31.10.1917.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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