David Kidd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Forfar
  • Service no: 240800
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 28/07/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Chambrecy British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII. C. 3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: The Anchorage, Bridge Street, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Apprentice Engineer, Messrs Low and Duff
  • Mother:

    Betsy Kidd, Bridge St, Barnhill

  • Father:

    David Kidd

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Kidd

On 28th July 1918, around Chambrecy, the 6th Black Watch fought well but came under intense enemy fire. The battalion was given the French Croix de Guerre because of their impressive conduct. Private Kidd was killed by a gas attack and buried with other members of his battalion who fell. He is named on the 1914-1918 War Memorial in St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill.

David Kidd   240800   Black Watch


Private David Kidd, Black Watch, son of Mr David Kidd, “The Anchorage,” has been killed.  He enlisted in January 1915, at the age of 17, and had been in France for 13 months.  Private Kidd was gassed in April, and was out of a convalescent camp only three weeks when he fell.  Prior to enlistment he was employed as an apprentice engineer with Messrs Low and Duff, Monifieth.

Broughty Ferry Guide 6th September 1918

David Kidd   240800   Black Watch

Additional information kindly supplied by Christine Johnston and Michael Caldwell

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