David Strachan Dunlop

First Name: 
David
Middle Name: 
Strachan
Last Name: 
Dunlop
Mother's Name: 
Jean (nee Gibb)
Father's Name: 
Archibald Dunlop
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, December 19, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
36th Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 7, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

David Dunlop (Service No 423) was born in Thirroul about 1894. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 21 year old electrician. He embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana on 13th May 1916 with B Company, 36th Battalion and saw service on the Western Front. On 30th May 1916 was promoted to Lance Corporal.

When David was taking part in the battle for Messines Ridge, he was lying in no mans land near the German lines waiting to attack, when he was killed by an exploding shell .

He is buried in Strand Military Cemetery,Ploegsteert Belgium, Plot I Row R, Grave 5.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DUNLOP D S

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