David Cooper Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 523
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 197 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Forbes, 197 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Forbes, 197 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Cooper Forbes

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.



Intimation was received yesterday by his parents, who reside at 155 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, that Sergeant David Forbes, 2nd Black Watch, has been killed in action.

Sgt. Forbes, whose regiment was attached to Indian Contingent, was recently home from the front on sick furlough, having contracted severe rheumatism, and he rejoined his regiment only a few weeks ago. He was 29 years of age, and joined the Black Watch nine years ago.  Other two brothers are also serving with the colours—one in the army and the other in the navy.

Dundee Courier 27th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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