This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: January 1915
- Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
- Service no: 950
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Highland Field Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 09.10.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: E.48.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kirriemuir
Mary Jane Smith, 25 Campbell St, Dundee
Alexander Smith, 25 Campbell St, Dundee
More about Skene Smith
Skene Smith 950 Royal Engineers
ANOTHER KIRRIEMUIR SOLDIER KILLED.
News has reached Kirriemuir of the death at the front of another young native in Sapper Skene Smith, 2/2d Highland Field Company, Royal Engineers.
He had been engaged repairing the parapet of a trench, and while in the act of driving in a stake was shot in the head. Sapper Smith, who was the eldest son of Mr Alexander Smith, formerly fireman in the Gairie Linen Works, and now resident in Lochee, was twenty-three years of age. He served his time in the printing trade in the office of Mr W. B. Mills, Kirriemuir, and was afterwards employed for a time in printing establishments in Dundee and Aberdeen. He enlisted in January last, and proceeded to the front in April.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 14th October 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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