This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Dysart Watt Spankie
- Date of enlistment: December 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
- Unit/Ship: 104th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 05.06.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.G.15.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Occupation: Apprentice, McIntyre & Rae, Chartered Accountants, Dundee
Jemima Clark Watt Spankie, 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee
David Spankie, 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee
David Noel Spankie & Christian Clark Spankie
More about Dysart Watt Spankie
Dysart was the brother of Lt David Noel Spankie, Royal Army Service Corps, who died 07.03.1919 and Sapper Christian Clark Spankie, 237450, Wireless Section, Royal Engineers, who also served and returned home safely.
Dysart Watt Spankie Second-Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION.
Mr David Spankie merchant, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death in action of his son, Second-Lieutenant Dysart Watt Spankie of the Machine Gun Corps. Twenty-one years of age, the deceased officer was educated at Dundee High School, and when war broke out was serving his apprenticeship in the office of McIntyre & Rae, C. A. He enlisted in the Royal Scots in December, 1914, and received his commission in the 24th Manchesters in April, 1915. In the spring of this year, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and went to the front six weeks ago.
Lieutenant Spankie was a well-known and highly-respected residenter in Maryfield and to his parents the deep sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended. Mr Spankie’s eldest surviving son is Second-Lieutenant David N. Spankie of the Army Service Corps.
Dundee Courier 10th July 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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