This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2613
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 18/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Arthur St, Lochee, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Buist Spinning Co, Dura St, Dundee
Mary Lowden, 17 Arthur St, Lochee
More about George Lowden
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the son of the late Mrs John Lowden.
George Lowden 3/2613 2d Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH MAN REPORTED KILLED.
Information has been received by Mrs Lowden, 17 Arthur Street, Dundee, that her son, Private George Lowden, of the 2nd Black Watch, has been killed in action.
The news was conveyed in a letter written by Private Edward Brown, of the same regiment, to his wife, who informed Mrs Lowden. Private Brown said he saw Private Lowden fall on 18th May, and also stated that he was buried, and a wooden cross was placed over his grave. Official intimation is still lacking however, Private Lowden was 17 years of age, and enlisted on the outbreak of war in the 3rd Black Watch, but was drafted into 2nd Battalion before embarking to France.
Private Lowden was previously employed as a millworker by the Buist Spinning Company, Dura Street, Dundee. Mrs Lowden has one brother, one brother-in-law, and four nephews also with the colours.
Dundee Courier 1st June 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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