Albert Dundas

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/310
  • Rank: Able Seaman
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Collingwood Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 04.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15

Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 20 Isla Street, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    M. D. Dundas, 20 Isla St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Dundas, 20 Isla St, Dundee

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More about Albert Dundas

Albert has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.


Mr James Dundas, 20 Isles Street, Dundee, has been notified that his son, Able Seaman Albert Dundas, who was serving in the Collingwood Battalion of the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, has been reported killed in action near the Dardanelles.  He was previously reported missing.

Dundee Courier 18th August 1915

Albert Dundas was the son of Mr James Dundas on 20 Isla Street in Dundee. In September 1914 he was one of the first volunteers to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. He was drafted to B Company of the Collingwood Battalion, serving in the First Platoon. The Collingwood Battalion landed in Gallipoli in late May 1915 and took part in the Third Battle of Krithia on 4 June 1915. This was their first and last action because, as they advanced towards the enemy line, they were caught in heavy Turkish artillery and machinegun fire. John Duncan was listed as missing and later confirmed as killed in action. His name is listed on the Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The Collingwood Battalion was disbanded two days later and the survivors were distributed to the other RND battalions to replace their losses.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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