Great War Dundee
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Ian Allister Macdougall
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 350357
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation: Signaller
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 01/10/1918
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: V. E. 5.
- Date of Birth: 13.07.1897
- Place of Birth: Aberfeldy/Strathtay
- Address: Dunolly, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry
Elizabeth K. Macdougall, Colonsay Cottage, Comrie
John Macdougall, Colonsay Cottage, Comrie
More about Ian Allister Macdougall
When war broke out Private Ian Allister MacDougall joined the Highland Cyclist Battalion and went on active service in September 1917. He is named on the 1914-1918 War Memorial in St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill, Dundee. He was a pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, and is also remembered on the school Roll of Honour.
Ian Allister MacDougall 350357 Black Watch
BROUGHTY SIGNALLER KILLED.
Signaller Ian M’Dougall, H.C.B., attached C Company 8th Black Watch, elder son of Mr and Mrs M’Dougall, Dunally, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry, who was previously reported missing, is now officially reported to have been killed in action on 1st October, 1918.
The Commanding Officer of the 8th Black Watch, writing to signaller McDougall’s parents, says :–“In an attack by the Huns several of our lads got cut off, and by the very gallant fight they put up we were enabled to hold the line and eventually stop the enemy. Your boy was one of those groups. We tried to get back and get them out, but it was impossible owing to the machine-gun fire.”
Dundee Courier 3rd January 1919
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