Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2627
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.D.10.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: St Andrews
- Address: 36 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Carter, Carse of Gowrie Dairy Company, Dundee
Annie Calligan Morrison, 36 Hilltown, Dundee
Alexina, born 01.08.1907 & William, born 15.03.1911
More about Alexander Morrison
Alexander Morrison 2627 4th Black Watch (Dundee’s Own)
ANXIOUS DUNDEE WOMAN.
Can any member of the 4th Black Watch (Dundee’s Own) give Mrs Morrison, 36 Hilltown, Dundee, any information regarding her husband, Private Alexander Morrison, whom she believes to be missing?
She has had no word from him for three weeks, and as he was always a regular writer every week she is therefore anxious concerning him. Private Morrison served in A Company. Thirty years of age, he joined the Territorials on the outbreak of war, being previously employed as a carter in Dundee.
Dundee Courier 15th October 1915
Alexander Morrison 2627 Black Watch
MISSING DUNDEE SOLDIER REPORTED KILLED.
Mrs Morrison, 36 Hilltown, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband Private Alexander Morrison, Black Watch, who has been reported missing since 25th Sept., 1915, was killed on that date. Prior to enlistment at the outbreak of war the deceased soldier was employed as a carter by the Carse of Gowrie Dairy Company, Dundee. He was wounded in May, 1915, but recovered from his injuries, and was able to rejoin his regiment some time afterwards.
Dundee Courier 11th October 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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