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: Glasgow
- Service no: 6910
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Regiment
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 22.08.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth: 11.04.1879
- Place of Birth: 13 Middleton Pl, Glasgow
- Address: 3 Campbell Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Labourer, Wallace Foundry, Dundee
James, Mary, Michael, Daniel, John, Rosina, Francis, Annie, Sarah & Theresa
Lawrence, born 03.01.1911 James, born 11.11.1912 & John, born 03.06.1914
More about Lawrence Battles
There is no Lawrence Battles 6910, Royal Irish Regiment listed on either C.W.G.C. website or S.D.G.W. database. Reg No 6910 was allocated to Pte Lawrence Gallagher of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment who lists Glasgow as his place of birth and that he resided in Dundee at the time of his enlistment. He is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour as Lawrence Battles and also appears in the Dundee Courier 23.12.1914 as Lawrence Battles.
For reasons unknown Lawrence served under the name of GALLAGHER which was his paternal grandmothers maiden name.
There is a Lawrence Battles remembered on St. Patricks R.C. Church, Dundee Roll of Honour.
WAR CLAIMS ANOTHER DUNDEE VICTIM.
WIDOW AND THREE YOUNG CHILDREN LEFT.
Private Lawrence Battles, of the Royal Irish Regiment, who resided at 3 Campbell Street, Lochee, has been killed in action. Deceased had seen nine years’ previous service, since when he had worked as a labourer in the Wallace Foundry, Dundee. He was 34 years of age, and leaves a widow and three young children.
Dundee Courier 23rd December 1914
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Jacqueline Dawson
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