Alexander Kiddie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 2029
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 21/01/1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 and 63.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 1 Kemback Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Amelia Kiddie, 172 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Kiddie

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial.

Alexander Kiddie   2029   2d Black Watch

DUNDEE BLACK WATCH SERGEANT KILLED.

Sergeant Alexander Kiddie, 2nd Black Watch, had been three times wounded, and now intimation of his death has come to hand.

His parents, who reside at 1 Kemback Street, Dundee, have received official notification that he was killed in action at the Persian Gulf on 21st January.

Sergeant Kiddie was twenty years of age, and had served five years in the Black Watch, two of which were spent in India.  He went to France with his regiment from India, and was three times wounded in France before proceeding to the Persian Gulf.  Previous to enlisting he was employed by Messrs Halley Bros., Ltd., South Ward Road.

Dundee Courier 15th February 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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