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: 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Major
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Distinguished Service Order & Military Cross
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 80th Field Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 23.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: 3.A.14.
- Date of Birth: 03.06.1893
- Place of Birth:
- Occupation: Civil Engineer, MacAlpine & Son Ltd, Hartford
Mary Bremner, 433 East King St, Broughty Ferry
George Bremner, 433 East King St, Broughty Ferry
Walter S. C. Bremner, “Rosedene” 6 Seafield Tce, Broughty Ferry
More about George Bremner
George is remembered on The Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, Roll of Honour.
BROUGHTY FERRY OFFICER AWARDED MILITARY CROSS.
Lieutenant George Bremner, King Street, Broughty Ferry, son of the late Mr George Bremner, has just arrived home on furlough after being wounded in the foot. He has been awarded the Military Cross for an act of gallantry on active service.
Dundee Courier 27th July 1916
Edinburgh Gazette 22nd August 1916
Temp. Lt. George Bremner, R.E. For conspicuous gallantry during operations on many occasions, notably when he worked in the open for four hours directing wiring operations, and when he laid out a redoubt 600 yards in front of our line.
Mrs George Bremner, Fiunary, East King Street, Broughty Ferry, has been notified that her son, Major George Bremner, R. E., has been killed in action on 23rd March. Major Bremner, who joined the colours in 1914, won the Military Cross some time ago, and has also been mentioned in despatches. On leaving University, where he made his mark as a student and gaining honours, he was engaged with Messrs MacAlpine & Son, civil engineers, Hartford, and gave promise of a brilliant career. The gallant officer was twenty-five years of age, and a son of the late Mr George Bremner.
Dundee Courier 2nd April 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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