Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1499
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 257 Hilltown, Dundee
Jemima McVicar, 8 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
George, born 23.11.1905, Jane, born 10.03.1913 & Jemima, born 26.07.1914
More about Adam McVicar
Adam has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Adam McVicar 1499 4th Black Watch
“WE ARE ALL COMRADES.”
ENGLISH SERGEANT AND A 4TH BLACK WATCH MAN.
Mrs McVicar, 257 Hilltown, Dundee, yesterday received a sympathetic letter from a sergeant of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry regarding the death of her husband, Private Adam M’Vicar, 4th Black Watch. Sergeant Woodcock writes :–“I went out between our trenches and the Germans, and came across the body of your husband, who was killed in action. I searched his pockets and took all his private property, which I gave up to my officer, who will send it on to you in due course. We buried him, and erected a small wooden cross to mark his last resting place. I hope you will bear this sad news as bravely as possible. I know it must be a great blow to you, but I think your husband would not have wished to die a more glorious death than fighting for home and liberty.
“I think you can rest assured that he suffered no pain, as the bullet passed through his head, causing instantaneous death. As you will notice, I belong to a different regiment, but we are all comrades in this terrible war, and we all do our best for one another.”
Dundee Courier 28th October 1915
Guardian of children listed as Caroline Matthews, 32 Main St, Dundee
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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