Matthew Dunn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4153
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 24 Todburn Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Batcher, William Halley & Sons, Wallace Craigie Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Williamina Dunn, 14 Lyon St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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