Douglas Mackay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1317
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 16/03/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II. H. 1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 20 Hill St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Angus Jute Works
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Daniel Mackay, 20 Hill St, Dundee

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More about Douglas Mackay


Private Douglas Mackay, 2nd Black Watch, who belongs to Dundee, has given his life for his country.  Mr Daniel Mackay, 20 Hill Street, Dundee, has received intimation that his son died in hospital in France from wounds sustained in the great fight at Neuve Chapelle.  Deceased was 24 years of age, and his period of seven years’ service would have expired on 1st June.  Prior to enlisting he worked in Angus Jute Works, and was a piper in the High U. F. Church Company of the Boy’s Brigade.

Dundee Courier 1st April 1915

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