This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 8144
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Miner, Methil, Fife
B. Reekie, 42 Constable St, Dundee
William Reekie, 42 Constable St, Dundee
Julia Craig (partner)
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 19th 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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