David Herschell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 29930
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 37th Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 19.08.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.C.16.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kirkden, Forfar
  • Address: 61 Watson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dresser, Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Herschell, 61 Watson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    J. Herschell, 61 Watson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Herschell

David Herschell   29930   Machine Gun Corps

DUNDEE MACHINE GUNNER DIES OF WOUNDS.

Mr and Mrs Herschell, 61 Watson Street, Dundee, have been officially informed that their sixth son, Private David Herschell, Machine Gun Corps, has died of wounds at a casualty clearing station at the front.  Deceased, who was twenty-three years of age, had been ten months at the front.

Dundee Courier 28th August 1917

OFFICER’S TRIBUTE TO A GALLANT DUNDEE SOLDIER.

Private David Herschell, Machine Gun Corps, son of Mr and Mrs Herschell, 61 Watson Street, Dundee, has died from wounds received on the 17th August.

Deceased, who was twenty-three years of age, joined the forces in October, 1915, and went to the front about eleven months ago.  Prior to enlistment he was employed as a dresser with Baxter Brothers & Co., Ltd.  He had took a keen interest in local junior football, playing back for East Craigie.

An officer, writing to his parents, says :___”Although his wounds were serious, we had great hopes that his robust and gallant determination would pull him through, but the Great Creator who rules over all has decreed otherwise, and we must bow before His judgment, confident that no more worthy son of His has ever given up his life in so worthy a cause, and we cannot but console ourselves with the remembrance of a gallant boy, beloved by all for his warm heart and comradeship, while we his officers, in addition deplore the loss of so gallant a machine gunner.”

Dundee Courier 6th September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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