Andrew Doran

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2143
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/5th Battalion,
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 09.01.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 38 Horsewater Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer, Dudhope Mill, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Doran or Kelly, 38 Horsewater Wynd, Dundee

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More about Andrew Doran

Andrew Doran   2143   Black Watch



Mrs Kelly, 42 Horsewater Wynd, Dundee, has received intimation of the death in action on 10th December of her second son by a previous marriage, Private Andrew Doran of the 5th Black Watch (T.F.).  The first news of the sad event came to Mrs Kelly in a letter from her eldest son, Private John Doran of the same battalion, who wrote :―”You can say that your son died a hero, fighting for his King and country.  .  .  You know that I, have also had to go through something out here, as I went through the ordeal of carrying Andy to his grave, and seeing him decently buried.  Tommy Campbell and I and his two chums lowered him to his last resting-place, and our chaplain conducted the service over him.”

Captain W. L. Mitchell, deceased’s company officer, wrote to Mrs Kelly stating that he had carefully noted the position of the grave, which was in an orchard, alongside a road.   Captain Mitchell, who is at present home on furlough, also called on Mrs Kelly, and conveyed the sympathy of the battalion to her in her loss.

Private Doran was 22 years of age, and was formerly a labourer in the Dudhope Mill.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd January 1915

DORANIn loving memory of my beloved son 2143 Private Andrew Doran 5th Black Watch, who was killed in action, on the 10th January 1915. – Inserted by his mother.

Dundee People’s Journal 15th January 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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