David Forbes Player

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1358
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazinbarbe
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.G.32.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 54 Kirk Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation: James Aimer, Coffee Merchants, Cowgate, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Player, 54 Kirk St, Lochee

  • Children:

More about David Forbes Player

David is believed to be the brother of Pte Alexander Player, 2435, Lord Strathcona’s Horse, Canadian Cavalry.

David Player   1358   9th Black Watch

ONLY MARRIED IN MAY.

Mrs Player, who resides at 5 Pitfour Street, Dundee, has received a letter from a chaplain intimating that her husband, Private David Player, 9th Black Watch, was killed in action on 25th September.  The chaplain adds that he saw him buried on the battlefield.

Private Player was wounded at La Bassee, and when home for a short time in May he was married.  The date of his marriage was 3rd May, and he proceeded to the front again on the following day.  Private Player, who was 24 years of age, was a member of the 2nd Battalion, and went to France from India, where he was stationed for two years.  On his return to France in May he was drafted into the 9th Battalion.  Before enlisting Private Player was an employee of Mr James Aimer, Cowgate, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 19th October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Gary Thomson

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