David James Forret

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 28.12.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: L.22.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 21.02.1894
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 5 Whitehall St, Dundee
  • Occupation: University Student
  • Mother:

    Margaret Forret, 5 Whitehall St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Forret, 5 Whitehall St, Dundee

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More about David James Forret

David James Forret   9th K.O.S.B.


Mr David Forret, 5 Whitehall Street, Dundee, received intimation on New Year’s Day that his son, Second-Lieutenant David J. Forret, 9th K.O.S.B., had died of wounds 0n 28th December.

By his death Dundee loses one of its most promising sons.  Educated at the Harris Academy, he capped a brilliant career by gaining dux medal ere he proceeded to St Andrews University to fit himself for the teaching profession. His scholastic attainments at the university were again brilliant, and in addition to carrying off valuable prizes he gained medals for English and history during his third year.

He broke off his honours course to take a commission in the 9th K.O.S.B., and on Hogmanay, 1914, he left to join his regiment.

Dundee Courier 3rd January 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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