- Born: 11 Oct 1861, Arbroath, Angus
- Marriage: Helen Cargill on 13 Jun 1883 in Arbroath, Angus
- Died: 9 Feb 1918, Arbroath, Angus aged 56
He died at sea during World War 1.
There is a plaque in the Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath recording the loss of his fishing boat, the Maggie Smith AH158. David was the Skipper, and the Crew were John Spink and James Beattie.
"Presumed lost through enemy action, probably the victim of mine no. 5 laid by UC49 near the Bellrock Lighthouse."
He left his wife and 9 children. Anne Jackson thinks that another 9 had died young.
• Branch: Cargill.
• Proof Link: Marriage.
David married Helen Cargill, daughter of Robert Cargill and Ann Scott Anderson, on 13 Jun 1883 in Arbroath, Angus. (Helen Cargill was born on 19 Sep 1865 in Auchmithie, Angus and died on 26 Mar 1954 in Arbroath, Angus.)