Dysart Watt Spankie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1914
  • Place of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
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  • Occupation: Apprentice, McIntyre & Rae, Chartered Accountants, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jemima Clark Watt Spankie, 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Spankie, 92 Forfar Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David Noel Spankie & Christian Clark Spankie

  • Spouse:
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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


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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