Veresmith, Daniel James Christopher


War Service:
Captain DANIEL JAMES CHRISTOPHER VERESMITH of the 1st (Lowland) Brigade Royal Field Artillery died in No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station on 14 April 1917 from wounds sustained two days earlier in the fighting for Vimy Ridge. Joining the Lothian and Border Yeomanry as a Trooper In 1911, he obtained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Lowland Brigade, RFA, on 29 April, 1914, and was promoted Lieutenant on 24 January 1915. He volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war in August 1914 and went to France with the BEF.

He is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Rolls of Honour at Blackheath Proprietary School and at the Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh and the on the Mottingham war memorial

He was the third son of Daniel A. and Marie L. Veresmith, of Abbotsbury, Mottingham.

He was educated at Blackheath Proprietary School, and Edinburgh Academy, where he was a member of the OTC. His brother Evelyn died of wounds on 9 July 1916.

The Times 24 May 1917
The Roll of Honour of the Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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