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: 80232
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Abernethy
- Address: 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Wordie & Co Ltd, Carting Agents, Dundee
Jane Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee
Thomas Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee
More about David Elder
Son of Mr & Mrs Elder, 166 Ferry Rd, Dundee.
David Elder 80232 Royal Engineers
DUNDEE ENGINEER DIES OF WOUNDS.
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
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