This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: April 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 21450
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 31.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.B.12.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 45 Dens Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Electrician, D. J. Macdonald, Dundee
James Irvine, 75 Perth St, Blairgowrie
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David Irvine 21450 Royal Scots
DUNDEE SIGNALLER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mr and Mrs Irvine, 45 Dens Road, Dundee, are mourning the death of their son, Signaller David Irvine, of the Bantam Battalion of the Royal Scots, official news having reached them stating that he died from the effect of wounds received on 30th July. Private Irvine was transmitting messages, when a shell landed in the dug-out killing one man outright and dangerously wounding Private Irvine, who was taken to the base hospital, but succumbed to his wounds shortly after the first dressing had been applied. Twenty years of age, Signaller Irvine joined the Royal Scots last April, and proceeded to the front about six months ago. Previous to enlistment he was employed by Mr D. J. MacDonald, Dundee, as an electrician. Mrs Irvine has a son in India, where he is drilling in a volunteer corps.
Dundee Courier 19th August 1916
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