John Boag

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10712
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 24.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, France.
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.I.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 04.11.1879
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 36 Kirk St, Lochee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Boag (nee Fearn/Fairn), 8 Atholl St, Lochee

  • Father:

    John Boag

  • Siblings:


    Richard, Henry & Robert

  • Spouse:

    Mary Boag, 47 Kirk St, Lochee

  • Children:

    Annie, born 11.05.03, John, born 08.03.05, James, born 20.05.07 & Mary, born 26.06.1914

More about John Boag

John was the brother of Pte Martin Boag 3/2243, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 09.05.1915. Richard Henry and Robert all served with the Black Watch and all three returned home safely.

John Boag   10712   Machine Gun Corps

Lochee Man Killed

Mrs Boag, 36 Kirk Street, Lochee, has received notification that her husband, Private John Boag, of the Machine Gun Section of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed.  He leaves a widow and a young family of four.  He was the eldest of five brothers who have all joined the colours.  His brother, Martin, of the Black Watch has been missing since 9th May 1915.  Richard, also of the Black Watch, is at present at the front.  Henry has been twice wounded, but has now completely recovered.  Robert is also in Service.

Dundee People’s Journal 9th September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by David Slammon, Memorial Scroll image kindly supplied by Patrick Gardiner, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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