David Lorimer

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 16732
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 14.01.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 44 Dundas Street, Broughty Ferry.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    D. Lorimer, 42 Dundas St, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Lorimer, 44 Dundas St, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

    David, born 24.02.1910, Mary, born 11.06.1911, Peter, born 09.05.1913 & Jessie, born 20.06.1915

More about David Lorimer

David Lorimer, Highland Light Infantry

The wife of David Lorimer, Highland Light Infantry, and son of the coxswain of the lifeboat, has been informed by a comrade of her husband that Private Lorimer has been killed.  He was a bleacher previous to enlisting, and 26 years of age.  There is four of a family.

Dundee Courier 24th January 1916

“There is no mention of David Lorimer , having served in the Highland Light Infantry on either S.D.G.W. or C.W.G.C. It is possible that David was transferred to the H.L.I. very shortly before his death, with his relatives being unaware of the change of Regiment. 


Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further in formation supplied by Gary Thomson

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