Name:-   Crockart, David

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   21

Rank:-   Lance Serjeant

Number:-  265612


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  6th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Date of death:-   Thursday 21st March 1918

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Arras Memorial, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Bay 6

Family information:-    Son of Robert and Helen Jane Crockart, Holly Cottage, David Street, Blairgowrie.

1901 census -

Holly Cottage, David Street, Blairgowrie

Robert Crockart, head, 45, Fishing-tackle Maker, b. Blairgowrie

Helen Crockart, wife, 44, b. Forfar, Forfarshire

James Crockart, son, 19, Ironmonger's Apprentice, b. Blairgowrie

Fred Crockart, son, 17, Chemist Apprentice, b. Blairgowrie

Andrew Crockart, son, 15, Message Boy, b. Blairgowrie

Nellie Crockart, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Dora Crockart, daughter 9, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

David Crockart, son, 5, scholar, b. Blairgowrie


Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 27th February, 1915 Page 7

The notice of David Crockart joining the Black Watch has him living Holly Cottage, Blairgowrie.

The father of David might be the Robert Crockart who was born in Blairgowrie on 12th February 1856 the son of James Crockart and Helen Anderson. If so, then his siblings were Jessie Crockart born 12th March 1865; Thomas Stewart Crockart born 9th April 1869; Andrew 30th May 1858; John Crockart born 9th April 1860, and Helen Mary Crockart born 10th April 1863.  These would be the aunts and uncles of David."

Blairgowrie Advertiser for 17th April, 1915, page6.

David Crockart had been promoted to Lance-Corporal in the 6th Black Watch.

According to the County Directory of Scotland 1912 there is a John Crockart who farmed at "Nether Mill", Burrelton, Couper Angus.  He may be related.


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