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: S/6651
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th/10th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 31.07.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Christina Daw, 112 Cowgate, Dundee
More about Peter Daw
Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
Pte. Peter Daw, Gordon Highlanders, and A.B. Peter Gray, R.N.V.R. (killed) were chums at school together, and when war broke out Pte. Daw enlisted in the Gordons. The death of his father prevented Gray joining up with his chum, but in August, 1915, he enlisted in the R.N.V.R. Pte. Daw, whose home was at 112 Cowgate, had been three times previously wounded, and lost the sight of his right eye at the battle of Loos; while A.B. Gray, who resided at 65 Princess St. had been twice wounded. Both were members of the Panmure Gymnastic Association, and took a great interest in gymnastics in the city.
Dundee People’s Journal 8th September 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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