David Nelson Speed

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 9106
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: Attd to 8th Battalion Black Watch
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 02.05.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.Q.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 10 Janefield Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dundee Harbour Trust
  • Mother:

    Mary Watson Speed, 10 Janefield Pl, Dundee

  • Father:

    Peter G. Speed, 10 Janefield Pl, Dundee

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More about David Nelson Speed

David Nelson Speed   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


Intimation has been received of the death from wounds of Second-Lieutenant David Nelson Speed, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Black Watch.  Second-Lieutenant Speed, who was thirty years of age, was the elder son of Mr and Mrs P. G. Speed, 10 Janefield Place, Maryfield.  He enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders about two years ago, and received a commission in February, 1916.  Lieutenant Speed was formerly in the employment of Dundee Harbour Trustees.

Dundee Courier 5th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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