Allan D. Black

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Captain
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 490th Field Company
  • Place of Death: Bermicourt near Berry-au-Baron
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 27/05/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Soissions Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Bellefield Avenue, Dundee
  • Occupation: Textile Engineer, Blackness Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs Black

  • Father:

    David Black

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Marjorie Hale

  • Children:

    1 daughter (name unknown)

More about Allan D. Black

Captain Allan D. Black joined the 1st City of Dundee Royal Engineers in 1906 and was commissioned into the 490th Company before the outbreak of the war. He was killed by machine gun fire at Bermicourt near Berry-Au-Baron on 27th May 1918 and is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France.

He was killed instantaneously by machine Gun fire, while leading his men over a trench. His Commanding Officer, writing of him, said: “His loss will be keenly felt by the whole company, especially by myself, as I have always found him so ready to give me any help and assistance possible.”

Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson.

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