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: 2063
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 05.11.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 57 Cleghorn St, Dundee
- Occupation: David Nicoll, aerated water manufacturer, Dundee
Mrs James McGregor, 20 Cleghorn St, Dundee
More about David Brown
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
David Brown 2063 2d Black Watch
CHAPLAIN SENDS HOME NEWS
OF DEATH OF A DUNDEE SOLDIER.
Many Dundee men are falling with the Black Watch. In a letter from the Rev. Andrew MacFarlane, the chaplain to the 2nd Black Watch, news has come to hand of the death of Private D. Brown (No 2063). The letter has been received by Mrs James McGregor, 20 Cleghorn Street, a married sister of the deceased soldier.
The Rev. Mr MacFarlane states that Private Brown was killed at the trenches on November 5, and he continues :__”I wish to send you my heartfelt sympathy with you and all his relatives at this sad time, and in this I am joined by the company officers and his many comrades in the battalion. Private Brown’s grave will be cared for as far as possible, and a wooden cross with inscription will be placed over it to mark his last resting place. We all mourn his loss.”
Private Brown was the youngest son of the late Mr Robert Brown, and was 26 years of age. He had served for four years with the Black Watch, three of them in India. He was a pupil of Mitchell Street School, and previous to enlistment was in the employment of Mr David Nicoll, aerated water manufacturer.
Dundee Courier 27th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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