Great War Dundee
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: 2577
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 26/12/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Lillers Communal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III. B. 19.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 12 City Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Margaret Mabe, 12 City Rd, Dundee
More about Henry Mabe
DUNDEE YOUNG SOLDIER IS KILLED IN ACTION.
In June, before the war clouds spread across the horizon, Harry Mabe, Dundee millworker, enlisted in the 1st Black Watch. Before many months had passed he was in France taking his stand shoulder to shoulder with older men, many of whom had seen much service. Upon the eve of Christmas, he was shot in the head, and two days later he passed away in hospital at Lille. Official intimation of his death has now been received by his parents, who reside at 12 City Road. The young soldier was at one time employed as a millworker, and attained his eighteenth birthday after he had joined the colours. He was well known in junior football circles having played centre-half for Woodbine Football Club.
Dundee Courier 20th January 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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