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: 4153
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 05/12/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 24 Todburn Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Batcher, William Halley & Sons, Wallace Craigie Works, Dundee
Williamina Dunn, 14 Lyon St, Dundee
Mary, born 17.10.1912 & Andrew, 03.04.1916 – 17.01.1917
More about Matthew Dunn
Matthew has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Matthew Dunn 4153 4th Black Watch
4TH BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Private Matthew Dunn, 24 Todburn Lane, Dundee a member of the 4th Black Watch, was killed by the bursting of an enemy shell.
Dundee Courier 11th December 1915
Matthew Dunn 4153 Black Watch
WORKING PARTY OF 4TH BLACK WATCH
IS SHELLED, AND TWO MEN ARE KLILLED.
AND SIX WOUNDED.
Two men of the 4th Black Watch have been killed and six wounded by the bursting of a shell.
The men who have lost their lives are— Private Matthew Dunn, 24 Todburn Lane, Dundee, and Private Alexander Barrie 18½ Princess Street, Dundee.
The men were engaged in a working party when an enemy shell dropped in their midst. Information of the sad occurrence has reached Dundee in a letter from the officer of the platoon to which the soldiers belonged.
Pathetic circumstances are attached to the death of Private Dunn. He was married about a month ago, and had only been in France for about a fortnight. Deceased was 22 years of age, and previous to enlistment several months ago was employed as a batcher by Messrs William Halley & Sons, Wallace Craigie Works.
Dundee Courier 10th December 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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