Charles McKechnie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
  • Service no: 40326
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 28/07/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Buzancy Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I. F. 15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 11.09.1893
  • Place of Birth: 30 James St, Dundee
  • Address: 24 Thomson St, Dundee
  • Occupation: W. H. Buist, Cabinetmakers, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jemima Mathew McKechnie, nee Watson (1863-1933), 24 Thomson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Charles McKechnie, (1869-1944) 24 Reid St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Charlotte Mitchell McKechnie (1887-1980) David, Jane McKechnie (1891-1984) Agnes Mitchell Gardiner McKechnie (1898-1931)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Charles McKechnie

Charles was the brother of S/Sgt David Mckechnie, M.M. 35258, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Charles McKechnie   40326   Black Watch

M.M.’s Brother Killed.

Private Charles McKechnie, Black Watch, who has been killed in action, was the younger son of Mrs McKechnie, 24 Thomson Street.  She has received official notification that her son fell in the present big push on July 28.  Private McKechnie joined up about three years ago, and has been most of that time in France.  He was wounded at the Somme in September, 1916.  In civil life he was in the employment of W. H. Buist, cabinetmaker, Dundee.

An elder brother, Staff-Sergeant David McKechnie, R.A.M.C., who is at present in hospital in England, was awarded the M.M. in 1916 for devotion to duty of an exemplary nature; he worked continuously without rest for over 72 hours in the neighbourhood of Thiepval.  Three months ago, Staff-Sergeant McKechnie was also awarded the meritorious Medal for excellent work with his unit.

Dundee Courier 28th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further additional information kindly supplied by Glenda Rattray, New Zealand.

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