Charles Kane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/1785
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25/01/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 25 Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation: West Station Goods Yard, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Kane, 25 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Charles Kane

Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Charles Kane   3/1785   1st Black Watch

An Experienced Soldier.

“Don’t cry ; I’ll come back.” These were the parting words of Pte. Charles Kane, of the 1st Black Watch, to his wife on leaving Dundee for the front.  He will never come back.  On Saturday Mrs Kane, who resides at 25 Hawkhill, received official intimation from the War Office that her husband was killed in action at La Bassee on 25th January.  Private Kane, at the outbreak of hostilities, was a member of the 3rd Black Watch, and his fourth year would have been terminated in May, but, previous to joining the regiment, he served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders for twelve years.  In civil life he was employed at Dundee West Station goods yard.  Private Kane went through the Boer War without receiving a scratch, and held two medals and five bars.  He leaves a widow.

Mrs Kane’s brother, Private Bernard M’Govern of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, has been missing for the past fifteen weeks.

Dundee Courier 15th February 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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