John Philip Brebner

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
  • Service no: 315779
  • Rank: Lance Sergeant
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 17/10/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.D.1.

Personal Information

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  • Mother:

    Jemima Hill Brebner, 2 Scotswood Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Brebner 2 Scotswood Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Jean Tawse Brebner Nicol

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More about John Philip Brebner

Scottish Horseman Killed.

Corporal John Brebner, Black Watch, has been killed in action.  Corporal Brebner enlisted in the Scottish Horse in 1914, and went through the Gallipoli campaign.  After the evacuation of the peninsula he proceeded to Egypt, and thence to the Macedonian front, where he was wounded last year.  He was recently drafted to France with his battalion.  Corporal Brebner received his education at Harris Academy and served his apprenticeship in the office of Messrs Thoms & Wilkie, architects, Reform Street,  He was a son of Mr James Brebner, formerly rector of the Harris Academy, who resides at 2 Scotswood Terrace.

Dundee Courier 1st November 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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