This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Melville Osler
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/435
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 04.12.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. B.36.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 38 Blackness Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Grocer, William Low & Co, Tayport, Fife
More about David Melville Osler
Son of James & Jessie Osler of Dundee. Believed to possibly be the brother of Pte James Osler, 808826, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
David Osler CZ/435 Drake Bn Royal Naval Division
TAYPORT LAD KILLED IN ACTION.
Official intimation has been received of the death in action of A. B. David Osler, of the Drake Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. A. B. Osler, who was 20 years of age, was an orphan, and resided with his uncle, Mr M. Beaton, 15 Shanwell Road, Tayport. He had been employed for about seven years as a grocer in Tayport with William Low & Co., and enlisted in the Royal Naval Division shortly after the outbreak of war.
Dundee Courier 20th December 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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