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:
- Service no: 8323
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Loos
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 13/10/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 48 Foundry Lane, Dundee
Catherine Gavine, 69 Blackscroft, Dundee
John, born 25.05.1904, Margaret, born 11.08.1905, George, born 06.07.1907, Jessie, born 01.10.1908, Alexina, born 20.01.1912 & Isabella, born 25.04.1915
More about George Gavine
George was killed at Loos on 13th October leaving several children. George was an ex-Regular. Some of his direct decendants now live in Canada and have his death plaque and medals.
George’s nephew was named after him: George Gavine Howie and in-turn his great nephew was given George as his middle name.
George Gavine Howie himself served in the Black Watch for 27 years and had an attachment there until he died e.g. Trustee of the BW Association and Chairman of the BW Club, Edinburgh.
Additional information kindly provided by George Gavine’s great nephew, Leslie George Howie.
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