Joseph Borland

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3547
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Derby St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Cattleman
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elsie Dann Borland, 3 Derby St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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