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: 201370
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 25.10.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XV.A.1.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Erith, Kent
- Address: 21 Mains Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Tenter, Harry Walker & Sons, Caldrum Works, Dundee
Annie Downton, 46 Nelson St, Tayport
Annie, born 09.08.1916
More about Percy Downton
Percy is listed as DOWTON on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
Percy Downton 201370 Black Watch
DOWNTON___At Dundee, on 9th August, the wife of Private Percy Downton, Black Watch, of a daughter.
Dundee People’s Journal 12th August 1916
MISSING DUNDEE SOLDIER REPORTED KILLED.
Mrs P. Downton, 21 Mains Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband Pte. Percy Downton, Black Watch who was reported missing on 25th October, 1916, was killed in action on that date. Pte. Downton was 31 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed as a tenter with Harry Walker & Sons, Limited, Caldrum Works, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 10th August 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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