Great War Dundee
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: 3/3547
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 41
- Date of Death: 25/08/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III. A. 32.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Derby St, Dundee
- Occupation: Cattleman
Elsie Dann Borland, 3 Derby St, Dundee
Joseph, born 01.05.1903, James, born 07.10.1905 & May, born 31.05.1908
More about Joseph Borland
3-3547 Pte. Joseph Borland, 1st Black Watch, died of wounds on 25 August 1916, aged 41. Born in Dundee, Borland was a reservist, and rejoined his regiment in France at the beginning of December 1914. His wife, Elsie Dann Borland, and three children lived at 3 Derby Street, Dundee.
Pte. Borland is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, III. A. 32.
DUNDEE SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM WOUNDS. A widow and three of a family are left to mourn the loss of Private Joseph Borland, Black Watch, a Dundee man, who is reported as having died from wounds received in action. Mrs Borland and her children reside at 3 Derby Street. Private Borland, who had previously been wounded in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle, was formerly employed as a cattleman, but, being a reservist, he was recalled for service. The Courier, Tuesday, 19 September 1916.
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