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: 3183
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 09/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 5 Benvie Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer
Margaret Gibb Coghill, 5 Benvie Rd, Dundee
Georgina, born 18.12.1904, Jessie, born 14.10.1906 & William, born 16.09.1912
More about George Coghill
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
ONE OF THE FIRST DRAFT KILLED.
Private George Coghill, 4th Black Watch, whose name appears on an official casualty list as killed, was a married man, and resided at 5 Benvie Road. He enlisted in the 2nd line of the 4th Black Watch, and was sent out to the front with the first draft which went to reinforce the first line battalion. He was a member of platoon commanded by Lieutenant I. M. Law. Deceased was a labourer prior to his enlisting.
Dundee Courier 24th May 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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