This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2585
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 03/09/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 24 St Roques Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Baxter Brothers, Ltd, Dundee
4 sons (names unknown)
More about David Steel
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
2585 Pte. David Steel, 4/5th Black Watch, was another who was killed in action during the attack on German positions opposite the village of Hamel. Steel had been severely wounded at Loos on 25 September 1915, and was killed on 3 September 1916, leaving a wife and four young sons.
FOUR FATHERLESS BOYS. A widow and four young boys mourn the loss of husband and father as a result of the death of Pte. David Steel, 24 St Roque’s Lane. Deceased, who was 35 years of age, and a former employee of Baxter Brothers, is reported to have been killed as the result of being hit on the head with a piece of shell. He received a slight injury shortly after going to the front eighteen months ago, while at the battle of Loos he was severely wounded. The Courier, Friday, 15 September 1916, 4.
Photo kindly supplied by Gary Fitzpatrick
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