Joseph William Casciani

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/9964
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 174 Overgate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Oiler, Gilroy, Sons & Co Ltd, Tay Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Casciani, 183 Overgate, Dundee

  • Father:

    Joseph Casciani, 183 Overgate, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Joseph William Casciani

Joseph Casciani


Mrs Casciani, 174 Overgate, Dundee, has been informed that her son, Private Joseph Casciani of the Black Watch, was killed in action in April.

The sad intelligence is contained in a letter written by a captain of his regiment, who writes :–“Your son was killed in action during an enemy attack in April.  He died for his country, and was buried with some of his comrades near the place where he died.”

Private Casciani enlisted in the Black Watch in June of last year.  He was 19 years of age, and was prior to enlistment employed as an oiler by Gilroy, Sons & Co, Limited, Tay Works, Dundee.  Deceased soldier’s father is serving in the Black Watch.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 18th May 1916

Images kindly supplied by Catherine Rapa, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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