David Riddle

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3979
  • Rank: Sergeant
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 60 Lorne Street, Dundee
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  • Spouse:

    Wife

  • Children:

    3 Children

More about David Riddle

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

David Riddle   3979  9th Black Watch

LOCHEE BLACK WATCH SERGEANT

WHO WAS WOUNDED IN SOUTH AFRICAN WAR

IS KILLED IN FRANCE.

Mrs Riddle, Lorne Street, Lochee, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband, Sergeant David Riddle, B Company 9th Black Watch, was killed in action on September 26.

Sergeant Riddle was serving in the 2nd Black Watch at the outbreak of the South African War, and he went through the whole of the campaign, being wounded twice at Magersfontein in the leg and face, but, refusing to be invalided home through lameness as a result of his wounds, he joined the Mounted Infantry until the end of the war, then went to India with his regiment.  He enlisted again in September, 1914, in the 9th Black Watch, acting as instructor until the regiment went to France in July of this year, when he accompanied them.

Sergeant Riddle leaves a widow and three young children to mourn his loss.

Dundee Courier 10th November 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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