Great War Dundee
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David Jackson Glen
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3261
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 12/04/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.A.7.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 43 Nethergate, Dundee
- Occupation: Halley Brothers, South Ward Rd, Dundee
Thomas & James
Catherine Pattie Glen, 1010 Dundas St, Winnipeg, Canada
Davina, born, 24.02.1914
More about David Jackson Glen
David is believed to be the brother of Pte Thomas Glen, 10906, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots who was killed in action 18.08.1916 and Pte James Glen, 48425, 25th Protection Coy, Royal Defence Corps.
David Jackson Glen 3261 4th Black Watch
PRIVATE GLEN DIED BRAVELY.
LEAVES TRENCH TO ASSIST COMRADE.
Private David Jackson Glen was killed while rescuing a wounded comrade. Mrs Glen, who resides at 43 Nethergate, received the fateful news in the following letter from Lieutenant J. L. Puller :–“I am writing to tell you that your husband was killed om Monday while on duty in the front line trenches. In helping in a wounded comrade, he was hit in the stomach and died shortly afterwards. He met his death while helping another, and he died bravely. As his platoon commander I tender my very sincere sympathy.”
Private Glen, who was 22 years of age, joined the 4th Black Watch shortly after the outbreak of war, and previous to donning the khaki was employed with Halley Brothers, Ltd., Hackle Makers, South Ward Road. He is survived by a widow and a little child. Deceased’s brother, Private Thomas Glen, Royal Scots, is at present in the Convalescent Home, Kirriemuir, where he is recovering from an attack of frostbite.
Dundee Courier 22nd April 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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