David Fyffe

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88674
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th (Dundee) Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 26.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1. Row G. Grave 10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 25 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Turner, Wallace Foundry
  • Mother:

    Catherine Myles Fyffe, 25 Baldovan Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Fyffe, 25 Baldovan Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Catherine Fyffe, 25 Baldovan Tce, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Fyffe

 

On 26 July 1916, 88674 Spr. David Fyffe, 205th (Dundee) Field Company, Royal Engineers, died of wounds in France, aged 21. A talented local footballer, Fyffe played at outside left for Arbroath before the war. He was the son of David and Catherine Myles Fyffe, 25 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee.
He is buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, 1. G. 10.DUNDEE FOOTBALLER FATALLY WOUNDED WHILE REMAINING AT HIS POST. A wide circle of friends will regret the intimation of the death from wounds of Sapper David Fyffe, Royal Engineers, son of the late Mr and Mrs David Fyffe, 25 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, died on 26th July from injuries received in action the previous day.
According to information received by his sister from the officer of his section, Sapper Fyffe was fatally wounded while gallantly performing work in the face of great danger. The officer states that deceased was engaged at a task at a spot which was being swept by a sniper. He courageously remained at his post of duty until ultimately he was hit in the stomach.
Sapper Fyffe was well known as a footballer. He was for a time a prominent member of the Dundee junior club Osborne, and latterly became associated with Arbroath. He was much thought of at Gayfield, and played some fine games for the Maroons at outside left. Prior to enlisting he was an apprentice turner with the Wallace Foundry. He had been at the front since January.
Deceased’s connection with football caused him to be well known throughout the whole district, and his death will be keenly felt by many of his old comrades in Dundee and Arbroath. The Courier, Friday, 11 August 1916, 4.

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