John Diamond

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 2049
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kilwinning, Ayrshire
  • Address: 12 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Diamond

  • Children:

    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.


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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