David Waterson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 8060
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 21/12/1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.F.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Jute Batcher, Garden Works, Benvie Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Jane Martin (partner) 3 Taits Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    William, born 29.07.1910 & Amelia, born 21.05.1912

More about David Waterson

David Waterson   8060   2d Black Watch



“He was a brave soldier; he died for his King and country.”

Although hard hit by his death the mother of David Waterson, a Dundee member of the 2nd Black Watch, takes comfort from the thought that her son fills a hero’s grave.  The little eulogy of her boy was contained in a letter from an army chaplain informing her of David’s death in action on 22nd December last.

Private Waterson was wounded in the memorable engagement at Mons, and was invalided home.  When fit he was recalled to the firing line.  He was 36 years of age, and was connected with the gallant “Forty-Second” for twelve years.  Before the commencement of hostilities he was employed as a jute batcher by Messrs J. C. Duffus & Nephew, Garden Works, Benvie Road.  He lived in Ramsay Street.

His younger brother, Christopher Waterson, is also a soldier.  Christopher is 24 years of age, and is a member of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.  When war broke out he was in India with his regiment, and in his last letter to his mother he said he was “on the high seas making for a destination to him unknown.

Dundee Courier 6th January 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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