Harry Old

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Forfar
  • Service no: 2534
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 30.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 35 Larch St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Blackness Foundry
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Thomas, John and 2 other brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Mary Ellen Old, 35 Larch St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Harry Old

Harry has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Pte Thomas Old, 6215, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action 25.09.1914.


Mrs Old, 35 Larch Street, Dundee, has received a letter from an officer in the Black Watch, which states that her husband, Private Harry Old, Black Watch, was killed in action.

Private Old, who was 26 years of age, joined the colours at the outbreak of hostilities, up to which time he was employed in Blackness Foundry, Dundee.  Deceased was one of a patriotic family.  One brother has been killed, while three are at present serving, one of whom was wounded a short time ago.

Dundee Courier 17th August 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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