Albert Gruar

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Coupar Angus
  • Service no: 23874
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 11.07.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pernes British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.E.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Happyhillock by Dundee
  • Occupation: Ploughman, F. M. & G. Batchelor, Craigie Home Farm
  • Mother:

    Euphemia McCombie Gruar, Happyhillock by Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Gruar, Happyhillock by Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Edith, Janet, Nora, Beatrice & Georgina

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Albert Gruar

Albert Gruar   23874    Black Watch

Private Albert Gruar, Black Watch, enlisted early in 1915, and has seen much service.  His parents reside at Happy Hillcock, Douglasfield, by Dundee, and he was formerly a ploughman.

Dundee Courier 4th April 1918

Private Albert Gruar, Black Watch, wounded, is the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Gruar, Happy Hillcock, Douglasfield. Prior to joining up he was employed as a ploughman with Messrs F. M. & G. Batchelor.

Dundee People’s Journal 6th April 1918

Local Highlander in Casualty List.

Mr Robert Gruar mechanic, Happy Hillcock, Midmill, has been informed that his son, Private Albert Gruar, Black Watch, has died of wounds.  Deceased joined the A.S.C. shortly after the outbreak of war, but was subsequently transferred to the Black Watch.  He had been for more than three years in France, and was wounded in March last year.  Before enlisting he was employed with Messrs F. M. & G. Batchelor, Craigie Home Farm.

Dundee Courier 19th July 1918

Albert Gruar   23874   Black Watch

GRUARDied of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station, France, on 11th July, Private Albert Gruar, Black Watch, aged 25, sixth son of Mr and Mrs Robert Gruar, Happhillock, by Dundee. – Inserted by his parents, sisters and brothers.

Dundee People’s Journal 27th July 1918

Additional information and image very kindly supplied by Denise Henderson, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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