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: 9978
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 16.09.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 46 Hilltown, Dundee
Ellen Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee
George Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee
Andrew, John, Robert & William
More about George Guthrie
There is no George Guthrie 9978, Black Watch, listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W, he served as Godfrey Fox and is listed on this roll of honour under the name of George Fox
George Guthrie (served as Godfrey Fox) 9978 Black Watch
DUNDEE MAN MISSING.
ONE OF FOUR SOLDIER SONS.
Word has been received from the War Office by Mr George Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee, that one of his four soldier sons, George, a private in the 1st Battalion Black Watch, has been posted as missing from 1st October.
Private Guthrie, who was a reservist, was called up at the beginning of the war, and went through the most serious engagements. His parents are still clinging to the hope that he has been taken prisoner and is alive and well.
A brother of the missing man, Private John Guthrie, is also at the front in the same regiment, while another brother, Robert, wrote his parents from Canada some time ago stating that he was on his way with the Canadian contingent to fight for the old country.
Another son of Mr Guthrie, William is a private in the 4th Battalion Black Watch (Territorials). All four sons have been employees of Messrs Baxter Bros., to whom Mr Guthrie himself has given a long period of service. The missing brother is well remembered.
Dundee People’s Journal 31st October 1914
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael, Caldwell
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