David Alexander Irvine

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 43390
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 17.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.G.81.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 60 Liff Rd, Lochee
  • Occupation: Ironmonger
  • Mother:

    Annie Irvine, 60 Liff Rd, Lochee, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Irvine, 60 Liff Rd, Lochee, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Thomas & James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Alexander Irvine

David was the brother of Pte Thomas Irvine, 30672, 15th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action, 30.07.1916. Also believed to be the brother of Cpt James Irvine, Royal Army Medical Corps.

David A. Irvine   43390   Royal Scots Fusiliers

IRVINEDied of wounds, on 18th inst., Private David A. Irvine, Royal Scots Fusiliers, aged 21, beloved son of James and Annie Irvine, 60 Liff Road, Lochee. – Inserted by his sweetheart, Miss Cissie Hill, 16 Loons Road, Lochee.

Dundee People’s Journal 28th October 1916

Fusilier Dies of Wounds.

In a letter from a chaplain of the Royal Scots Fusiliers received by Mr and Mrs Irvine, 60 Liff Road, Lochee, on Saturday, the sad news is contained of the death from wounds of their son, Private David A. Irvine.  Private Irvine, who was 21 years of age was well known in London, where he was formerly employed as an ironmonger. A brother of deceased, who is also a member of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been wounded and missing since 20th July.  Mr Irvine is well known in the city as the Police Court probationer officer, and much sympathy will be extended to him in the loss he has sustained.

Dundee People’s Journal 28th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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