SON OF CHARLES AND HELEN JANE BLACK, OF 20 CADDLEHILL, GREENOCK. Father was Headmaster at Holmscroft. He was serving a legal apprenticeship with Smith, MacDonald and Crawford. Had fought with the Gordon Highlanders before doing his officer training. Ex Greenock Academy.
Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belguim. Grave Reference XXXV. A. 41.