Charles Dickson Reid

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/25074
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 15.04.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 132 to 135 & 162A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 16.07.1899
  • Place of Birth: Newburgh, Fife
  • Address: Links Pl, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Apprentice, Royal Bank of Scotland, Broughty Ferry
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Charles Stuart Reid, (D.C.M.) 2 East Links Pl, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about Charles Dickson Reid

Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.

Charles D. Reid    S/25074  Seaforths

A wounded comrade has sent word to the home of C.Q.M.S. Reid, D.C.M., Black Watch, at Links Place, Broughty Ferry, stating that the latter’s son Private Charles D. Reid, Seaforths, has been killed in action.  He had been nine months in the army, and was an apprentice in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Broughty Ferry, on enlistment.

Dundee Courier 1st May 1918

Charles Reid

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Broughty Ferry branch

Died: 15 April 1918

Charles Dickson Reid was born in 1899, the son of Charles Stuart Reid. In January 1915, when he was 15 years old, Reid went to work for The Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Broughty Ferry branch.

During the First World War Reid left the bank to join the army, becoming a Private in the Seaforth Highlanders. He died on the Western Front on 15 April 1918. He was 18 years old.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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