Charles Reekie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8144
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 10/11/1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 2911.1883
  • Place of Birth: 93 Bonnybank Rd, Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Miner, Methil, Fife
  • Mother:

    Margaret Winton Reekie, 42 Constable St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Reekie, 42 Constable St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alfred Charles Reekie, born 1880 & William Reekie, born 1881

  • Spouse:

    Julia Murray Arnott

  • Children:

    Edith Goodrick Reekie, born 20.03.1914 & Charles Webster Reekie, born 02.04.1915

More about Charles Reekie

Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Charles Reekie   8144   Black Watch


Another Dundee man who has fallen in action is Private Charles Reekie, of the 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed on 10th November.

Private Reekie, who was the son of Mr William Reekie, jute stower, 42 Constable Street, was a Reservist, and was employed as a miner in the Methil district when he was called up for active service.  He served for 8½ years in India, and took part in the South African campaign, which he went through without sustaining a scratch.  Private Reekie, who was 31 years of age, had been only a year married, and is survived by his wife and one child.

Dundee People’s Journal 5th December 1914

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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