Alexander Black

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: S/6563
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St. Marys A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Friockheim
  • Address: 54 Polepark Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Miner
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Keiller Black, 33 East High St, Buckhaven, Fife

  • Children:

    Alexander, born 02.05.1909, Agnes, born 28.09.1911, Robina, born 17.09.1913 & Catherine, born 25.01.1916

More about Alexander Black

Alexander Black   S/6563   Black Watch


The news has reached Buckhaven that Private Alexander Black, of the Black Watch, has been killed in action.  He was 34 years of age, and worked as a miner before enlisting.  His home was in the East High Street, Buckhaven, and his widow and three children are at present residing in Dundee.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 25th May 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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