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: 8815
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 08.09.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 1 Cobden Street, Dundee
Mrs Neave, 6 Andersons Lane, Lochee
Alexander, Charles and 2 other brothers (names unknown)
Catherine Neave, 32 Logie St, Lochee
Mary, born 21.03.1901, Jane, born 28.02.1907, Charles, born 01.06.1909, David, born 11.12.1910 & Bertie. 16.11.1913 – 21.02.1915
More about William Neave
William has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. He was the brother of Sgt, Alexander Ritchie Neave, S/8212, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed in action, 05.09.1916.
William Neave 8815 Gordon Highlanders
DUNDEE MAN KILLED IN ACTION.
In a letter to his mother, who resides in Anderson Lane, Lochee, Private Chas Neave, of the Gordon Highlanders, intimates the death of his brother, Private William Neave, while in action. “Willie,” he writes, “was killed in his first engagement on the 9th, and was joking to the last.” Private Wm Neave, whose photo we reproduce, went through the South African War as one of Lord Kitchener’s Scouts, and was awarded the South African Medal and bar.
Dundee Courier 24th September 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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