Search through this unique collection of vivid portrait images of men and women employed with DC Thomson in Dundee, who volunteered to serve during the Second World War. The photo album contains the date of enlistment, names, notable details, and most have an accompanying photograph, many in their uniform.
Most of the records will include the following facts about your ancestor:
Branch of service
Additional information – this may include notes if the person was killed in action or taken prisoner.
Place and county
The staff photo album was provided by DC Thomson, a long-established Dundee based publishing company in Scotland. The photos are of male and female staff who worked for DC Thomson publishing company and volunteered for service during the Second World War. Most of the staff were employed at the Meadowside headquarters, which is still in operation today.
The photo album contains the date of enlistment, names, notable details, and most have an accompanying photograph, many in their uniform. Some of these people were captured, went missing or were killed.
DC Thomson is best known for publishing The Evening Telegraph, The Dundee Courier, The Beano and The Dandy. The Beano is the longest-running British children’s comic magazine. DC Thomson is also the parent company of Findmypast.
Among the hundreds of photos in the album, you will find an image of Dudley Watkins, an illustrator who worked on the Beano and Dandy. Watkins was known for creating the Desperate Dan and Oor Wullie characters. Desperate Dan made his first appearance in The Dandy in 1937, five years before Watkins volunteer for service.