This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Herbert Watson Coullie
- Date of enlistment: August 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/13288
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st/8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 23.07.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Soissons Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: Inverleith, 5 Whinnybrae, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Linotype Operator, Dundee Courier
Jane Coullie, Inverleith, 5 Whinnybrae, Broughty Ferry
David Coullie, Inverleith, 5 Whinny Brae, Broughty Ferry
More about Herbert Watson Coullie
Herbert has no known grave but is remembered on the Soissons Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.
Herbert Coullie S/13288 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Courier Employee Killed.
Mrs David Coullie, Inverleith, Whinny Brae, Broughty Ferry, was informed yesterday that her son, Private Herbert Coullie, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action on July 23. A comrade writing to the bereaved parent, states that Private Coullie was of a cheery disposition, well liked by all, and as a soldier was thoroughly reliable. He had only rejoined his regiment after being gassed. Private Coullie enlisted in the Sportsmen’s Battalion in August, 1915, and was 22 years of age. In civil life he was a linotype operator on the “Courier.” And was highly esteemed by all who knew him. A powerful swimmer, Pte. Coullie performed a gallant rescue in the Tay a few years ago. His elder brother, Walter, joined the Royal Air Force a week ago.
Dundee Courier 14th August 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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