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: 843
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 04/07/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II. G. 145.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 12 Watt Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Miner, Bowhill Colliery
Margaret Shepherd Crawford, Capledrae Rows, Auchterderran, Fife
Norman, born 30.07.1911 & Margaret, born 05.02.1914
More about David Crawford
FIFE RESERVIST IS DROWNED
WHILE BATHING IN RIVER LYS, FRANCE.
Mrs Crawford, Capledrae Rows, Auchterderran, has just received intimation that her husband, Private David Crawford, Black Watch, was drowned while bathing in the River Lys, France, on 4th July.
Private Crawford served seven years with the colours, and was called up at the outbreak of war, being a reservist. He was 25 years of age, and belonged to Lochee. Previous to being called up he was employed at Bowhill Colliery, and at one time worked as a painter in Dundee. His widow, Margaret Shepherd Crawford, is also a native of Dundee, belonging to Hawkhill district, and is left with two young children.
Dundee Courier 11th August 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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