David Elder

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 80232
  • Rank: Driver
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 84th Field Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 23.02.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.D.28.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Abernethy
  • Address: 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Wordie & Co Ltd, Carting Agents, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Elder

Son of Mr & Mrs Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee.

David Elder   80232   Royal Engineers


Driver David Elder, Royal Engineers, has died of wounds.

His parents, who reside at 166 Ferry Road, Dundee, have received a letter from a chaplain containing the sad intelligence.  The letter, which is dated 23rd Feb., says :–“I regret to say your son was rather badly wounded last night while going up to the advanced trench with a convoy.  He was struck on the left side with a piece of high explosive shell.  He was immediately taken down to base.  He passed away quietly the same night.  One of the last things he did was to thank the orderly for his kindness.”

Deceased who was twenty years of age, was a native of Abernethy, and enlisted at the outbreak of war.  He was previously employed by Wordie & Company.  Deceased two other brothers are also at the front.

Dundee Courier 1st March 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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