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: Dundee
- Service no: 6926
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 07/01/1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.B.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 35 Rosefield St, Dundee
Mrs Holt, 72 King St, Dundee
John Edwin Holt
Robert, David, Herbert, Archibald, Edwin, Alfred, John & James
Bessie Sharp Holt, c/o Anderson, 256 Blackness Rd, Dundee
More about Charles Holt
Seven of his bothers served in the armed forces during the Great War with the eighth brother a munition worker.
Pte Robert Holt, Canadian Expeditionary Force (there is no record of Robert in any Canadian records). Sgt Maj David Holt, Black Watch. Driver Herbert Holt, Royal Field Artillery. Pte Archibald Holt, Black Watch. Driver Edwin Holt, Royal Army Service Corps. Pte Alfred Holt, Gordon Highlanders. Mr John Holt, Munition Worker. L/Cpl James Holt, Cameron Highlanders (machine gun section).
Charles Holt 6926 Black Watch
HOLT―Died of wounds, on 6th January, Lance-Corporal Charles Holt, aged 31, beloved husband of Bessie Anderson, 35 Rosefield Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 20th January 1917
HOLT―Died of wounds, on 6th January 1917, Lance-Corporal Charles Holt, Black Watch, in his 32d year, the fifth beloved son of the late John Edwin Holt, ironmoulder, and Mrs J. E. Holt, 72 King Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers (nine have served in the army), also his brother Edwin, B.E.F.
Dundee People’s Journal 27th January 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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