Duncan Chalmers

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10781
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 18.10.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 12 & 13

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 17 Lawson Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker, J. & A. D. Grimmond, Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Georgina Chalmers, 32 Caldrum St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Chalmers, 17 Lawson Pl, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Duncan Chalmers

Duncan has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Duncan Chalmers   10781   Royal Scots Fusiliers

DUNDEE YOUNG SOLDIER KILLED IN FRANCE.

Private Duncan Chalmers, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, a youthful Dundee soldier whose home was at 17 Lawson Place, has been killed on the battlefield in Northern France.

The sad news was received by Private Chalmers’ parents yesterday.

Private Chalmers had sent word to his relatives regularly until four weeks ago, and consequently considerable anxiety was felt by those who were dearest to him.

From an early age Private Chalmers had a strong inclination for a soldier’s life.  He was a member of the Boy’s Brigade, a Boy Scout, and, before joining the Regular Army a Territorial.

Private Chalmers was killed on 18th October, and was just about twenty years of age.  He was the youngest son of Mr James Chalmers.  Before entering the army Pte. Chalmers was employed as a calender worker with J. & A. D. Grimmond, Ltd.

Dundee Courier 17th November 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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