David Milne

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  • Address: Prospect Cottage, Peel St, Dundee
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More about David Milne

The only David Milne found on C.W.G.C. was Pte David Milne, 268071, 1st/6th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 29.03.1917. He was born and enlisted in Brechin. Son of Mr & Mrs Daniel Milne of Brechin.

Believe this man to actually be L/Cpl Donald Milne, 1825, 2nd Battalion Black Watch who was killed in action 13.05.1915.



“It is such men that our regiment owes its famous name.”  These words are contained in a letter from Lieut-Colonel Harvey, 2d Black Watch, to Mr Alex. Milne, Prospect Cottage, Peel Street, Lochee, intimating the death of the latter’s son Corporal David Milne.  “It is my sad duty,” the officer commanding writes, “to inform you that your son was killed on the afternoon of 9th May while taking part in an attack made by a portion of the battalion against German trenches.  Your son met his death while gallantly carrying out his duty.”

Deceased, who was 26 years of age, had been about five years in the Black Watch.  Other two brothers are with the colours.  Private Charles Milne, who was a reservist in the 2d Seaforth Highlanders, and owned a draper’ shop in Markinch, is at present at the front, while Private John Milne is with the Dundee Battery of the Royal Field Artillery.  This is the first break in a family of seven sons and four daughters. Dundee Courier 4th June 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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