Robert Matthew

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202037
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 16/10/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VI. E. 45.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 47 Princes Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Rashiewell Jute Works, Dens Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs R. E. Matthew, 47 Princes St, Dundee

  • Father:
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More about Robert Matthew

Robert Matthew   202037   Black Watch

DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES AT THE FRONT.

Mrs Matthew, 47 Princes Street, Dundee, has been informed that her only son, Private Robert Matthew, Black Watch, has succumbed to wounds at a casualty clearing station at the front.  He had been badly wounded, and suffered also from a fractured skull.  Deceased was 25 years of age, and had been in the army for over a year.

Prior to enlisting he was employed in Rashiewell Jute Works, Dens Road, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 30th October 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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