Charles Kidd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3940
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 30 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Foundry Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Kidd

  • Children:

    Charles, born 04.11.1911, Joseph, born 25.06.1913 & James, born 06.02.1915

More about Charles Kidd

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



Private Charles Kidd, 1st Black Watch, a Dundee man, is another victim of the costly fighting on 9th May.

Mrs Kidd, 30 Hilltown, received the news of his death in a letter from a comrade, who wrote stating that her husband was shot through the heart.  Deceased, who celebrated his 36th birthday in the trenches three months ago, had served 13 years in the 2nd Black Watch, 11 of these being spent in India.  He took part in the South African War, and although his time expired he again enlisted on the outbreak of war, and this time he was attached to the 1st Battalion.  Private Kidd, who was a foundry worker, is survived by a wife and three young children.

Dundee Courier 19th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about Charles Kidd'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: