David D. Kidd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20188
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 14.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XV.C.32.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 30 Dundonald Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Betsy Kidd, 30 Dundonald St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Kidd

  • Siblings:

    Aeneas, Robert & Thomas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David D. Kidd

David is believed to be the brother of Pte Robert Kidd, 466875, 42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Roberts wife was lost at sea when the the ship she was sailing on was torpedoed by a German Submarine, and Pte Thomas Kidd, 20496, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

David D. Kidd   20188   Royal Scots

PATRIOTIC FAMIL’S FIRST BREAK.

Mrs Kidd, 30 Dundonald Street, Dundee, widow of the late Mr Thomas Kidd, slater, 38 Lynn Street, received intimation from the War Office yesterday that her youngest son, Private David D. Kidd, Royal Scots, was killed in action on 14th July.

Mrs Kidd has three other sons doing their bit for King and Country.  Private Robert Kidd and Private Thomas Kidd are in the Canadians, the former having been wounded, while Private Aeneas Kidd is in the Ordnance Corps.

Dundee Courier 9th August 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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