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: Perth
- Service no: 3/3293
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 29.12.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 143 Lochee Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Hackle Grinder
Alice Carroll, 44 Skipper St, Toronto, Canada
3 Children (names unknown)
More about Francis Carroll
Francis has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
Francis Carroll 3/3293 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Another Dundee soldier has given his life for his country.
Intimation has been received in Dundee of the death in action at La Bassee on 29th December of Private Francis Carroll 1st Black Watch.
Private Carroll was an old campaigner. He was 35 years of age. On the outbreak of the Boer War he was in the 3d Battalion Royal Highlanders (militia), and he volunteered his services. He passed through the whole of the Boer War without sustaining even a slight wound.
When Britain became involved in the great European war, Private Carroll was employed in Dundee as a hackle-grinder. Again he volunteered for service. He was stationed at Nigg for a short time before being sent to the front. His widow and a family of three mourn his loss.
Dundee Courier 19th January 1915
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