Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 2323
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 29/10/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Edinburgh
- Address: 85 Castle Street, Broughty Ferry.
- Occupation: Soldier
Jessie McInroy, 2 Mission Buildings, Castle St, Broughty Ferry
John McInroy, 2 Mission Buildings, Castle St, Broughty Ferry
More about David McInroy
David is believed to be the brother of Sapper John McInroy, WR/21812, 309th Coy, Royal Engineers.
David McInroy 2323 Black Watch
BROUGHTY FERRY BOXING CHAMPION
Killed at the Front.
Lance-Corporal David McInroy, 2d Black Watch, was killed in action in France on 29th October, being shot in the trenches. He was the eldest son of Mr John McInroy, Castle Street, Broughty Ferry. The deceased soldier was the feather-weight boxing champion of his regiment in India.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 11th November 1914
NOTED BROUGHTY FERRY BOXER KILLED.
Mr John McInroy, Mission Buildings, Castle Street, Broughty Ferry, yesterday received the sad intelligence that his son, Lance-Corporal David McInroy, had been killed in action on the 29th October. The news was contained in a brief note from the chaplain stating that M’Inroy had been shot through the neck.
Lance-Corporal McInroy was a bleachfield worker at Panmurefield, previous to enlisting two years ago. His regiment was the 2d Black Watch, which formed part of the Indian Division.
The deceased was noted for his skill as a boxer, and won many competitions, being champion feather-weight of his regiment. His father, it may be noted, enjoyed a more than local reputation as a boxer a few years ago.
Dundee Courier 11th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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