Private David Brockie

Private David Brockie, 29th ( Vancouver ) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in France on 6th November 1915 of wounds received in action and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Extension, Bailleul , Nord, France. He was the son of the late Thomas Brockie of Hawthornside and Mrs Brockie of Anna Cottage, Jedburgh. The Battalion had been raised on 24th October 1914 in Vancouver by Lt. Col. Tobin and were always known as “Tobin’s Tigers”. They recruited from the Duke of Connaughts Own Rifles and the Irish Fusiliers of Canada. They went to France in May 1915 to become part of the 6th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division.

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