David Colliston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: WR/125362
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 118th Railway Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 21.10.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.H.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Glamis St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Colliston, 138 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John

  • Spouse:

    Davina Neilson, formally Colliston, 15 Westfield Row, Cardenden

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 19.01.1912

More about David Colliston

David Colliston   WR/125362   Royal Engineers

Four Years in France.

Sapper David Colliston, Royal Engineers, whose death from pneumonia took place in a hospital in France on 21st October, was a son of Mr Wm. Colliston, 138 Alexander Street, Dundee.  Sapper Colliston had been in the army for seven years, and had served for four years in France. Deceased who was 29 years of age, leaves a widow and one child, who reside at 3 Glamis Street, Dundee.  Mr Colliston has another son, Driver John Colliston, R.E., who has also been at the front for four years.

Dundee Courier 29th October 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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