Peter Cunningham

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
  • Service no: 240413
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 03/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: St Roques Lane, West Ferry
  • Occupation: Gardener
  • Mother:

    Betsy Cunningham, St Roques Pl, West Ferry

  • Father:

    John Cunningham, St Roques Pl, West Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter Cunningham

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

240413 Pte. Peter Cunningham, 4/5th Black Watch, was killed in action on 3 September 1916, aged 23.
News that his parents, John and Betsy Cunningham, St Roque’s Place, West Ferry, had been informed he was missing in action, appeared in The Courier, on 21 September 1916.
Pte. Cunningham was a gardener at Kinnaird Castle before the war. He was later listed as killed on 3 September, and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING. Mr and Mrs John Cunningham, St Roque’s Place, West Ferry, received official information that their son, Private Peter Cunningham, was posted missing on 3d September. Private Peter Cunningham before enlisting was a gardener at Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, and Rosely House, Arbroath. He is 23 years of age, and enlisted in the Black Watch in August 1914. The Courier, Thursday, 21 September 1916, 4.

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