Philp Reid Paul

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 30.10.1914
  • Place of enlistment: Chelsea Town Hall, London
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Ypres,
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 01/10/1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 94-96

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 31.08.1887
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Wortley Place, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Catherine Paul, 2 Wortley Pl, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Paul, 2 Wortley Pl, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David McLaren Paul (1882-1947) Henry James Paul (1885-1968)

  • Spouse:

    Ellen Caroline May Meriett Paul

  • Children:

More about Philp Reid Paul

Lieutenant attended school at Morgan Academy and later studied at Dundee School of Art, where he was described as one of their most brilliant students, graduating in 1906 with an Art Teacher’s Certificate. He went on to work at Belfast School of Art before gaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. After gaining a diploma in Design (specialising in stained glass) he commenced on Painting when the war intervened,

He enlisted in the army and served as a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards before gaining a commission as Lieutenant in the 8th Black Watch, acting as instructor and assistant adjutant. He was killed in action at Ypres on 1 Octoboer 1918, aged 31. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (but listed as Philp not Philip)

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Philip R. Paul   Lieutenant   Black Watch

Lieutenant Philip R. Paul, Black Watch who was killed in action on the 1st October, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Paul, 2 Wortley Place, Dundee.  Lieutenant Paul who was an art teacher by profession, was 31 years of age.

Dundee Courier 8th November 1918

A Brilliant Dundee Student.

Lieutenant Philip R. Paul, Black Watch, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Paul, 2 Wortley Place, Dundee, whose death in action was reported in our columns yesterday was well known and highly respected in art circles in Dundee.  He obtained his early art training in the Dundee Technical College, and later went to Belfast School of Art as an assistant.  After two years’ experience there he obtained a scholarship at the College of Art London, where he specialised in design and obtained the College diploma.  His special work was stained glass and he promised to have a most brilliant future as a craftsman in this material.  Deceased joined the army almost immediately after the outbreak of war, at which time he was studying for the College diploma in London in painting.  After receiving his training in the Life Guards (Blue) he obtained a commission in the Black Watch and proved most invaluable as an instructor, and was assistant adjutant of his battalion.  Lieutenant Paul was one of the most brilliant students that have been at the Dundee School of Art, and acted as assistant at the Technical College.

Dundee Courier 9th November 1918

Information kindly supplied by Matthew Jarron. Additional information kindly supplied by Paul Smith & Michael Caldwell

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