David Crawford

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 843
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 12 Watt Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Miner, Bowhill Colliery
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Andrew Crawford

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Shepherd Crawford, Capledrae Rows, Auchterderran, Fife

  • Children:

    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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