David Gemmell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3800
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25.01.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 11 Annfield Row, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth, Gemmell, 19 Blackness St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 05.04.1900, Helen, born 07.05.1904, Alexander, born 20.09.1908, James, born 26.04.1910, Sarah, born 08.12.1913 & Davina, born 03.03.1913

More about David Gemmell

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Cpl, William Gemmell, 2248, 4th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 12.07.1915.

David Gemmell   3/3800   Black Watch

GEMMELL Killed in action on the 25th of January, 3800 Private David Gemmell 1st Battalion Black Watch, beloved husband of Mrs Gemmell, 11 Annfield Row, Dundee. – Inserted by his sister-in-law, Mrs Roy, 9 Annfield Road.

Dundee People’s Journal 9th October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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