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:
- Service no: 17530
- Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class
- Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
- Unit/Ship: H.M.S. Vita
- Place of Death: Died at Sea
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 12.08.1916
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Face B
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 74 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry.
- Occupation: Chief Inspector, Dunfermline & West Fife Tramways
More about David Menzies
H.M.S. Vita was a passenger liner which was converted to a troop ship and then a hospital ship during the Great War, she also saw service during ww2, she was finally scrapped in 1953.
David Menzies 17530 Royal Flying Corps
FORMER BROUGHTY FERRY TRAM INSPECTOR
DIES OF SUNSTROKE ON ACTIVE SEVICE.
Mr David Menzies, a member of the Royal Flying Corps, has died of sunstroke.
Menzies, who belonged to Dundee, was for years connected with the Broughty Ferry Tramways, and was an inspector when he left to take over the duties of chief inspector of Dunfermline and West Fife Tramways when that service was instituted.
A year ago he enlisted in the Flying Corps, and was attached to the Indian Expeditionary Force. His wife predeceased him over a year ago, and he leaves one daughter, who is nine years of age. His mother resides at Broughty Ferry.
Dundee Courier 21st August 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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