This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Noel Spankie
- Date of enlistment: 04.10.1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
- Unit/Ship: Atted to 1st/5th West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own)
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 07.03.1919
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.22.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
Jemima Clark Watt Spankie, “Braehead” 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee
David Spankie, “Braehead” 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee
Dysart Watt Spankie & Christian Clark Spankie
More about David Noel Spankie
David was the brother of Lt Dysart Watt Spankie, 104th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps who was killed in action 05.06.1916.
David Noel Spankie Lieutenant Army Service Corps
DUNDEE FAMILY’S SECOND LOSS.
Mr and Mrs David Spankie, Braehead, Forfar Road, Dundee, received the sad news on Saturday of the death of their son, Lieut. David Noel Spankie, A.S.C., from the effects of influenza in an hospital in France.
Lieut. Spankie, who was 26 years of age, was educated at Dundee High School. He enlisted on 4th October, 1914, and proceeded to France in July, 1918, was there for six months, and was later sent to Ireland, but subsequently returned to France. He had been ill for two weeks. Previous to joining up the deceased officer was employed in an office in the city. His brother, Lieut. Dysart Spankie, M.G.C., was killed in action in June, 1915, and Mr and Mrs Spankie’s only surviving son is serving in the wireless section of the Royal Engineers. He is at present home on leave.
Dundee Courier 10th March 1919
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