David Carswell Philip

Military Information

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
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  • Date of Death: 29.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 2 & 3

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1880
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Haldane St, Downfield, Dundee
  • Occupation: Professional Footballer
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More about David Carswell Philip

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

David began with junior side Edinburgh Myrtle before Hearts signed him in May 1903. At Tynecastle he played in 72 league matches, scoring one goal. He was in the Hearts side that won the Scottish Cup in 05/06 and a finalist a year later. In 1909/10, he was loaned to Leith Athletic (22 appearances) and Qualifying Cup winners. Raith Rovers signed him in June 1910, and he had a good few seasons there, playing in 83 league matches and scoring 15 goals.After enlisting in the Royal Scots, he was later granted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, and waskilled in action on 29 April 1917.

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