Hugh Dingwall

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200782
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 14.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: X.F.3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 27.06.1897
  • Place of Birth: Perth
  • Address: 1 South Baffin Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Ships Steward
  • Mother:

    Margaret Dingwall (nee Innes) 1 South Baffin St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Watson Dingwall, 1 South Baffin St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John, Thomas, William, Thomasina, Marion, Margaret, Christina, Jane, Janet & Watson

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Hugh Dingwall

Hugh was a “Son of the Mars” the Training ship for orphan and unruly children, moored in the River Tay. From there he was placed on license as a Marine Steward on board the S.S. Esperanto and the S.S. Petunia out of Leith.

He signed up with the Black Watch in September 1914, but was sent home for being too young. Upon coming of age, he was sent back to the front where he died in October 1916 at the assault on the Schwaben Redoubt.

Hugh Dingwall   200782   Black Watch


Official intimation has just been received of the death in action of Lance Corporal Hugh Dingwall, Black Watch.

Lance-Corpl. Dingwall enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war.  He went to France early in 1915, but was sent home because of his youth.  He returned to France in November of that year, and was reported missing about ten months ago.  Previous to enlistment he was employed as a marine steward.

Mrs Dingwall who resides at 1 South Baffin Street, Dundee, has a son still serving.

Dundee Courier 28th August 1917

Information kindly supplied by Hugh’s Great Grand Nephew Alasdair Nicoll, additional information kindly supplied by Janine Rutherford. Further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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