David McDougall

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: HMS Unicorn, Dundee
  • Service no: Clyde Z/3497
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Hawke Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 31.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 7 Rosefield Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledonian Railway Company, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret McDougall, 7 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David McDougall, 7 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    His brother lived at 18 Kincardine Street and his sisters at Rosefield Street, Dundee.

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David McDougall


Able Seaman David M’Dougall, a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve attached to the Hawke Battalion, has died of wounds.

His father, Mr. David M’Dougall, 7 Rosefield Street, Dundee, received intimation some time ago that his son had been dangerously wounded about the back and legs, and one of his legs had been  amputated.  Deceased, who was nineteen years of age, took part in the Dardanelles expedition, and suffered from dysentery.  Prior to enlistment he was in the employ of the Caledonian Railway Company.

Dundee Courier 5th September 1916

David McDougall was the son of Mr and Mrs Margaret McDougall of 7 Rosefield Street, Dundee, his brother lived at 18 Kincardine Street and his sisters at Rosefield Street, Dundee. He was a Railway employee when he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn in Dundee for service in the Royal Naval Division. He carried out his basic training at the Crystal Palace Depot in South London before being sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. When he completed this in August he was drafted to the Hawke Battalion which was serving in Gallipoli. Within weeks he became ill with dysentery and had to be evacuated to hospital in Malta arriving there in October. He remained in Malta recuperating until late December when he returned to the base at Mudros on the island of Lemnos. The withdrawal from Gallipoli took place about this time so he may not have landed there again. The RND undertook garrison duties in the Aegean but David McDougall became ill with influenza in April 1916. In May he sailed with the Battalion to Marseille onboard the liner Franconia to join in the fight on the Western Front. In late August 1916 David McDougall was wounded in action and later died from his wounds. He is buried in the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais and his death was commemorated in the Courier on 1 September 1917.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information courtesy of Michael Caldwell

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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