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:
- Service no: 2049
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 09/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kilwinning, Ayrshire
- Address: 12 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer
William, born 28.12.1908, Elizabeth, born 19.01.1913 & Annie, born 22.03.1914, died 21.10.1916
More about John Diamond
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
EXPERIENCED SOLDIER’S FATE.
Private John Diamond is unofficially reported in a letter from a private in the 4th Black Watch as having been killed on 9th inst. His wife and three children reside at 12 Dallfield Walk.
Private Diamond, who was 30 years of age, joined the “Fourth” when war broke out, but he had previous military experience, having served in Egypt and India with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was previously employed as a labourer in Dundee.
Dundee Courier 19th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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