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: S/6070
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Jamaica Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Hammerman, Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
Georgina Annan Carmichael, 17 Alexander St, Dundee
Charles, born 05.02.1912 & James, born 29.09.1914
More about Charles Carmichael
Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
DUNDEE SWIMMER KILLED IN ACTION. Private Charles Carmichael, of the 1st Black Watch, a well-known Dundee swimmer, who was killed on 9th May. The Courier, Monday, 28 June 1915, 4.
Charles Carmichael S/6070 1st Black Watch
WIDOW AND TWO CHILDREN LEFT
TO MOURN LOSS OF DUNDEE SWIMMER.
The fatal 9th May has claimed yet another Dundee victim in Private Charles Carmichael, a member of the 1st Black Watch. His wife, who resides at 2 Jamaica Street, Dundee, has received intimation of his death. A comrade, writing to Mrs Carmichael, states that her husband was shot through the brain and died instantaneously.
Private Carmichael, who was 26 years of age, answered his country’s call at the outbreak of war, and was previously employed as a hammerman with the Caledon Shipbuilding Company, Ltd.
In Dundee swimming circles he was a familiar figure, having been a member of the Belmont Swimming Club for over two years. The Royal Life-Saving Society awarded him their medal and certificate. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Freemasons, and was connected with Lodge 47 for over a year. Carmichael leaves a widow and two young children.
Dundee Courier 28th June 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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