John Kidd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2901
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Rue-Du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 273 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caldrum Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Christina Kidd, 273 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Children:

    Ann, born 02.03.1904, John, born 20.12.1909, Alexander, born 16.01.1913 & Harry, born 25.12.1915

More about John Kidd

John Kidd  4th Black Watch


A letter from a chaplain conveyed the news of the death of Private John Kidd, of the 4th Black Watch.  Private Kidd went to the front in July with a draft from the second line, and before enlistment he was employed in Caldrum Works (Harry Walker & Sons, Ltd.).  He leaves a widow and three children, who reside at 28 Lawson Place, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 2nd October 1915

This man is recorded as a Private on both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W but as a Sergeant on the original Dundee Roll of Honour and in the Peoples Journal War Memorial Supplement of 1925.

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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