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: 4638
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 02/07/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.E.11.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 70 James Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Winding Department, Bowbridge Works, Dundee
James, Laurence, Samuel & William
More about Alexander Smeaton
Alexander Smeaton 4638 Black Watch
PATRIOTIC DUNDEE FAMIY’S LOSS.
Private Alexander Smeaton, whose name appears among those killed in action, is a son of Mrs Smeaton, 70 James Street, Dundee. He was the youngest of four brothers serving. Private Smeaton enlisted in the Black Watch shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been at the front since February of this year. He was 19 years of age, and was prior to enlistment employed in the winding department of Bowbridge Works (Messrs J. & A. D. Grimond.)
The other brothers with the colours are :–Driver Laurence Smeaton, R.F.A. (Regulars); Sapper William Smeaton, Royal Engineers; and Gunner James Smeaton, R.F.A. A son-in-law of Mrs Smeaton—Sapper Samuel Robertson—is in the Royal Engineers.
Dundee Courier 11th July 1916
He was the brother of Cpl Laurence Smeaton, 43633, ‘B’ Battery, 150th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, who died of wounds, 03.08.1917.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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