John Breen

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 22.08.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Service no: 477102
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Canadian Regiment, 'A' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 08.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.03.1884
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Carpenter
  • Mother:

    Margaret Breen, 60 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Hugh Breen

  • Siblings:

    Mrs L Simmons, 44 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Breen

John was killed in action in trenches near Albert and has no known grave but is remembered on the Vimy Memorial. He was the son of the late Hugh and Margaret Breen of Dundee. Johns next of kin listed on his attestation papers was his sister Mrs L Simmons of 44 Peddie St, Dundee.

For more information on John, visit John’s Memorial and John’s Regimental Record and Circumstances of Death Register

There are references to John in the local Dundee Newspapers held within Dundee Central Library.

Peoples Journal 28/10/1916 page 10 and 07/07/1917 page 6.

Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson

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