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: 200311
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 06/09/1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: F. 20B.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 74 Murraygate, Dundee
- Occupation: Dental Mechanic
Agnes Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead
Charles Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead
More about Hugh Forbes
Hugh Forbes 200311 Black Watch
Serving at Sixteen.
Mr and Mrs Forbes, 74 Murraygate, have received official notification that their son, Lance-Corporal Hugh Forbes, Black Watch, has been severely wounded. Lance-Corporal Forbes had been three and a half years in France, being one of the original Dundee’s Own. He was on active service before he had attained his sixteenth year. Previous to enlistment Lance-Corporal Forbes was a dental mechanic in the employment of Dr Graham Campbell.
Dundee Courier 20th August 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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