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: 3/2777
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: RAMC Casualty Clearing Station No. 33
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 13/06/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: V. E. 24.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Greenock
- Address: 99 Rosebank St, Dundee
Isabella Kerwin, 29 Hospital Wynd, Dundee
Andrew, John, Joseph & Patrick
Susan Kerwin, 99 Rosebank St, Dundee
Isabella, born 21.11.1904, Mary, born 16.11.1906, Michael, born 25.10.1908, Peter, born 12.03.1910, Jenny, born 11.08.1912 & Annie, born 22.03.1914.
More about Michael Kerwin
3-2777 Pte. Michael Kerwin, 1st Black Watch died of wounds on 13 June 1916. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, V. E. 24.
The husband of Mrs S. Kerwin, 99 Rosebank Street, Hilltown, Dundee, he was one of five brothers and two brother-in-laws who served in the war.
The image shows the family of Mrs Kerwin, Hospital Wynd.
The family of Mrs Kerwin, Hospital Wynd, Dundee, is one of those which have responded whole-heartedly to the call of duty. Her five sons and two sons-in-law have all served with His Majesty’s forces. The above photos are: – (1) Mrs Kerwin; (2) Private Patrick Kerwin, R.A.M.C. (son); (3) Private Andrew Kerwin, K.O.S.B. (son) (missing); (4) Private Joseph Kerwin, K.O.S.B., (son); (5) Private John Kerwin, Black Watch (son) (missing); (6) Private Michael Kerwin, Black Watch (son) (died of wounds); (7) Private Wm. Mechan, Black Watch (son-in-law); and (8) Lance-Corporal John Spiers, Black Watch (son-in-law). The People’s Journal, Saturday, 1 July 1916, 7.
Additional information contributed by J Flood & Gary Thomson
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