Dundee’s sons go off to the killing fields of France


On September the 25th 1915 the 8th and 9th battalions of the Black Watch along with the 4th and 5th battalions also know as the Dundee Pals Battalion went into action on the battlefields of Loos. So great was the loss of Dundee soldiers that the war memorial on the Law is lit every year on the 25th to remember those that never came back from the Great War, the war to end all wars!



8 thoughts on “Dundee’s sons go off to the killing fields of France

  1. Great montage…My grandfather Alexander Batchelor was in the 8th battalion in ww1, he might even be in this photograph. He survived only because they saw a bit of his kilt sticking up out of ground and were able to dig him out. Thank you for this.

    1. Thanks for your comment.
      Amazing to think how many young men joint up expecting a quick trip away and home again. Nobody would have known the horrors they were about to face.

  2. My grandads brother was killed in the first world war I have his medal my grandad left it to me as I used to sit for hours with him in his ninetys and let him tell me all about his cousin and brother who were both killed together in france even after all those years he still got so emotional about what happened to them I have tried to find out more over the years but have never got very far.

    1. Thanks for the comment even though it’s a sad one. If they were from Dundee have a look at the link, right at the bottom is copies of the local paper at the time. It lists all the Dundee soldiers that gave their lives.
      I thought it listed the area where they served but checking it’s the actual addresses where they lived.

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