Great War Dundee
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John McLauchlan Alcorn
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
- Service no: 365591
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 100th Siege Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 21.03.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.J.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Alyth
- Address: 21 Mortimer Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Baker
Elizabeth Alcorn, 21 Mortimer St, Dundee
John Alcorn, 21 Mortimer St, Dundee
More about John McLauchlan Alcorn
John McLauchlan Alcorn 365591 Royal Garrison Artillery
News has been received that Private John Alcorn, Royal Garrison Artillery, has been killed in action. Private Alcorn, who was only 20 years of age, was called up as a Territorial when war was declared. He was the second son of Mr and Mrs John Alcorn, late of Alyth, and now of Mortimer Street, Dundee. He was a baker to trade.
Dundee People’s Journal 31st March 1917
ALCORN―Killed in action, on the 21st March 1917, Gunner J. Alcorn, Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, aged 20, second son of Mr and Mrs John Alcorn, late of Alyth, and now of Mortimer Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother, sisters and brothers.
Dundee People’s Journal 21st April 1917
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