This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Herbert Cox Stirton
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3574
- Rank: Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 11.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: X.D.1A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 274 Blackness Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Larg & Sons, Music sellers, Whitehall St, Dundee
More about Herbert Cox Stirton
Son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Stirton, 274 Blackness Rd, Dundee.
Herbert Cox Stirton 3574 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Sergeant Herbert C. Stirton, a Dundee soldier, has died of wounds received on the 4th inst. Mr and Mrs Andrew Stirton the deceased’s parents, who reside at 274 Blackness Road, Dundee, received official notification about a week ago that their son was dangerously wounded. Mrs Stirton has since been in France to see her son, and he passed away while she was present.
Previous to enlisting about two years ago Sergeant Stirton was in the employment of Messrs Larg & Sons, music sellers, Whitehall Street, Dundee. He took a great interest in various forms of sport, and was a prominent member of the Belmont Swimming Club. He was 26 years of age, and was a young man of very bright and genial disposition.
Mr and Mrs Stirton have a son still at the front with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Dundee Courier 14th September 1916
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