Joseph McLeod

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 475
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03.05.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Postman
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Donald McLeod, 32 Charles St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Joseph McLeod

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Joseph McLeod   475   Black Watch


Mr Donald McLeod, 32 Charles Street, Dundee, has received a letter from a chaplain at the front informing him that his son, Private Joseph McLeod, Black Watch, is posted as missing from 3rd May.  Pte. McLeod has seen a lot of fighting since joining up.  He was called up at the outbreak of war as a Reservist, and proceeded to the front with the original Expeditionary Force.  He was wounded on 16th September, 1914.

Before being called to the colours he was employed as a postman at Arbroath.  His father was an enthusiastic Dundee Volunteer

Dundee Courier 13th June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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