David Cox

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2501
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 19/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I. C. 31.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 15 Watsons Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, A. P. Matthewson & Co, Grove Mill, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Betsy Cox, 15 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Edward Cox, 15 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Cox

David Cox   3/2501   1st Black Watch


A Dundee reservist who was wounded on his birthday has now died in Hospital.  Mrs Cox, 15 Watson’s Lane, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, Private D. Cox, 1st Black Watch, died in hospital on 19th May from gunshot wounds in the chest and arm, sustained on the fatal 9th May.

A sad feature is that Private Cox celebrated his twentieth birthday on the day he was wounded.

He served for some time in the 3rd Black Watch, and was called up and drafted to the 1st Battalion at the outbreak of war.  Formerly he was employed as a millworker by Messrs A. P. Mathewson & Co., Grove Mills.

Dundee Courier 24th June 1915

Additional information and  kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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