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: 3257
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 17.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Etretat Churchyard
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.14.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 14 East Hendersons Wynd, Dundee
Mrs Couttie, 42 West Port, Dundee
James Couttie, 42 West Port, Dundee
Catherine Couttie, 11 Mounthooly, Aberdeen
James, born 28.09.1909 & Robert, born 08.12.1913
More about James Couttie
James Couttie 3257 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER UNDER-GOES TRYING ORDEAL.
Private James Couttie, a Dundee Black Watch soldier, has had a trying time. His wife, who resides at 14 Henderson’s Wynd, received official intimation that he was lying dangerously ill in France with wounds in the thigh, while she has been informed by the matron of the hospital that her husband has had to have the injured leg amputated, although the doctor did his very best to save the limb.
A chaplain, in a letter to Mrs Couttie, remarks that it is a wonder her husband has survived at all. After sustaining a compound fracture of the thigh, he lay for three days and nights before he was brought in.
Dundee Courier 19th September 1916
Succumbs to Wounds.
Private James Couttie, Black Watch, was reported in the “Courier” yesterday as having been dangerously wounded, but intimation has now been received by telegram that he has succumbed to his injuries. Private Couttie lay for three days and nights after being wounded before he was brought in. He leaves a young widow and two children, who reside at 14 Henderson’s Wynd.
Dundee Courier 20th September 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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