John Barclay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2587
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Dundee War Hospital
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 04/01/1916
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: CC. S. 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Ure Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Catherine Barclay, 6 Boutflower Rd, Clapham Junction, London

  • Father:

    John Barclay

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Barclay

2587 Pte John Barclay 1/4 Black Watch

John was an early recruit to 4th BW and deployed with them to the BEF on 14 Feb 1915.  At some stage thereafter he was diagnosed with Chronic Nephritis and evacuated home where he died this day in 1916  in Eastern Hospital Dundee.  His death was reported from Dundee War Hospital of which the Eastern was an annexe.  He is interred in Balgay Cemetery.

John Barclay   2587   Black Watch

BARCLAY―At Dundee War Hospital, on the 4th inst., Private John Barclay, 1/4th Black Watch, Dundee’s Own, eldest son of the late John Barclay, Strathmiglo, and Mrs Barclay, 3 Ure Street, aged 27 years.

Dundee Peoples Journal 8th January 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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