Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
We need you to tell us more about the life and times of David James Forret
David James Forret
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth: 21.02.1894
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 5 Whitehall St, Dundee
- Occupation: University Student
Margaret Forret, 5 Whitehall St, Dundee
David Forret, 5 Whitehall St, Dundee
More about David James Forret
David James Forret 9th K.O.S.B.
DISTINGUISHED DUNDEE STUDENT FALLS IN ACTION.
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
Can you tell us more about David James Forret'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...