David Merrilees

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: S/22760
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: Posted to the 1/14th London Scottish Regiment
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 01.12.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cambrai East Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.A.76.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Goodfellow & Stephen, Bakers, Broughty Ferry
  • Mother:

    Beatrice Merrilees, Castle St, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    Thomas Merrilees, Castle St, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    3 Brothers

  • Spouse:

    Mary Merrilees, 71 Long Lane, Broughty Ferry.

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 27.06.1909, Jane, born 07.06.1911 & James, born 03.12.1913

More about David Merrilees

David died of wounds. Formerly S4/157965, Army Service Corps.

David Merrilees   S/22760   London Scottish


Pte. David Merrilees, London Scottish, son of Mr Thomas Merrilees, baker, Castle Street, Broughty Ferry, was wounded in both legs three days before armistice was signed, and later contracted pneumonia, as a result of which he died on 1st December.

Pte. Merrilees enlisted three years ago, and was drafted to British East Africa.  Subsequently he was sent to France, where he had been for six months.  Prior to joining the forces he was employed with Goodfellow & Steven, bakers, Broughty Ferry.  He leaves a widow and three children, who reside in Long Lane.  Three brothers of deceased are serving.

Dundee Courier 7th December 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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