Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2587
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Ure Street, Dundee
Catherine Barclay, 6 Boutflower Rd, Clapham Junction, London
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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