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: 23480
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 38
- Date of Death: 30.10.1915
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Auchinblae, Kincardine
- Address: 69 Watson Street, Dundee
Betsy McKay Howie, 69 Watson St, Dundee
Isabella, born 07.07.1903, Margaret, born 07.11.1904, Alexander, born 11.09.1906, Jane, born 28.03.1910, George, born 02.07.1911, Edith, born 28.05.1913 & James 19.19.1915 – 04.03.1917.
More about Joseph Howie
Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
Joseph Howie 23480 Royal Scots
HOWIE___Killed in action in France, on the 30th October, Lance-Corporal Joseph Howie, 12th Royal Scots, beloved husband of Betty McKay—sadly missed and deeply mourned.
Dundee People’s Journal 4th December 1915
HOWIE___In loving memory of my dear husband, Lance-Corporal Joseph Howie, 12th Royal Scots, killed in action, 30th October, 1915, also Wee James, died 4th March 1917, aged 1 year 4 months—sadly missed.
Inserted by his widow and children,–69 Watson Street.
Dundee People’s Journal 2nd November 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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