Frank Coyle

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2787
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 30.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVI.F.38.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Cross Row, Dundee
  • Occupation: Queen Victoria Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Corrigan

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Lilias Coyle, 3 Cross Row, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 30.10.1904, Williamina, born 22.05.1906, Margaret, born 23.02.1908, Mary, born 16.05.1909 & Francis, born 21.07.1911

More about Frank Coyle

Frank Coyle   2787   Black Watch

KILLED BY A SHELL.

Private Frank Coyle, Black Watch, was killed by a shell.

In a letter to his widow, who resides at 3 Cross Row, Dundee, a comrade says that a shell landed in the midst of five members of the Black Watch, killing two outright and wounding the rest.

Private Coyle enlisted at the outbreak of war, and was 34 years of age. Previous to enlistment he was employed in Queen Victoria Works, Dundee.  He was at the front for over a year.

Dundee Courier 18th August 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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