Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/5884
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 03.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Caterpiller Valley Cemetery, Longuval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: X.C.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 43 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Porter, Taybridge Station, Dundee
Mrs Talkington, 54 Polepark Rd, Dundee
Mary Fay Talkington, 43 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
More about Henry Talkington
The original Dundee Roll of Honour have this man listed as Henry Talington, where as both C.W.G.C. and S.D.G.W. list him as Henry Talkington.
Harry Talkington S/5884 Black Watch
TALKINGTON___Private Harry Talkington, No 5884, B Company, 1st Black Watch, missing since 3rd September.
Mother enquires – Mrs Talkington, 54 Polepark Road, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 18th November 1916
DUNDEE HERO FALLS IN ACTION.
Mrs Talkington, who resides at 43 Wilkie’s Lane, Dundee, has been informed that her husband, Pte Harry Talkington, Black Watch, has been killed in action.
Pte. Talkington enlisted in September, 1914, and within six months he proceeded to the front. In September, 1915, he was gassed, and was home for a brief period on sick leave. Exactly a year later deceased was reported missing, and his wife has now only received official intimation that he was killed on that date.
Private Talkington was recommended for the D.C.M. just a fortnight prior to being posted as missing. He was formerly employed as a goods porter at the Tay Bridge Station. He was 34 years of age.
Dundee Courier 7th August 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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