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: S/3409
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 27.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 74 Church Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Waiter
Jessie McDonald, 74 Church St, Dundee
Alexander McDonald, 74 Church St, Dundee
More about David McDonald
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Peter McDonald, 206, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who died 08.09.1914.
David McDonald S/3409 8th Black Watch
DUNDEE COUPLE LOSE SECOND SON AT FRONT.
Mr and Mrs Alexander McDonald, 74 Church Street, Dundee, have lost a second son in the war. The second member of their family who has fallen in action is Private David McDonald, of the 8th Black Watch. He was a lad of scarcely twenty, and some time after the Loos battle was posted as missing. Official notification of his death is, however, now to hand. Deceased was a bright, and cheery lad, and prior to enlisting was employed in the city as a waiter.
An elder brother, Peter, who was recalled to his regiment as a reservist, fell at the fighting at the Marne in September of last year. He was in the 1st Black Watch. Mr and Mrs M’Donald have ten nephews and two sons-in-law on active service.
Dundee Courier 7th December 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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