Name:-   Waddell, David

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   24

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  1651


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  2nd Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Date of death:-   23rd November 1914

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Le Touret Memorial

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panels 24 to 26

Family information:- Son of David and Catherine Bogan Waddell

Extra information:-

1891 Census

I think this is the right family.

13, Ann Street, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire

David Waddell, head, 30, labourer in chemical works (unemployed), b. Glasgow

James Waddell, son, 2, b. Glasgow

David Waddell, son, 1, b. Glasgow

Kate Logan, 30, b. Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Is Kate Logan any relation to Catherine Bogan??

1901 Census

2, Kinloch Place, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Margaret Sinclair, head, 59, housewife, b. Madderty, Perthshire

James Sinclair, son, 12, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Helen Shepherd, boarder, 45, housewife, b. Kirriemuir, Forfarshire

Hanley Shepherd, daughter, 24, jute spinner, b. Kirriemuir

Mary Ann Shepherd, daughter, 22, jute spinner, b. Kirriemuir

Jane Shepherd, daughter, 20, jute spinner, b. Blairgowrie

William Shepherd, son, 17, oiler in jute mill, b. Blairgowrie

Maggie Shepherd, daughter, 10, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Alexander Shepherd, son, 7, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

George Hull, boarder, 11, scholar, b. Glasgow, Lanarkshire

James Turnbull, boarder, 8, scholar, b. Glasgow

David Waddell, boarder, 11, scholar, b. Glasgow


Blairgowrie Advertiser 6th March, page 6 

"Ninth Blairgowrie Soldier Killed"

"In the list of casualties published on Monday appears the name of Pvt. David Waddell. 2nd Black Watch, who makes the ninth Blairgowrie soldier killed during the War.  David was a Glasgow orphan, and was boarded out in Blairgowrie, where he served his apprenticeship as a baker with Mr. J. Richardson, High Street, who all along took a very kindly interest in the lad.  He had, however, a notion to be a policeman and offered his services, but was too young, and he accordingly enlisted with the idea of remaining seven years to the Army and subsequently entering the Police Force.  With his regiment he went to India, and was through the Abor campaign; and on the outbreak of the present War his regiment was draughted to France where he had since been in the fighting line.  Deceased was about 24 years of age.

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