John Anderson Brimner

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 01.07.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 96614
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: Govan
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 17.11.1915
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery:
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 31.12.1891
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 65 Watson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Police Constable, C201
  • Mother:

    Annie Brimner, 65 Watson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Brimner, 65 Watson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Anderson Brimner

Constable Brimner was born in Dundee and resided with his parents at 65 Watson Street, Dundee. Constable Brimner’s father, James was a flour lorry driver.  Constable Brimner followed in his older brother’s footsteps when he joined the police in 1915.  George was also a policeman and retired in 1939 after 29 years on the same beat (High St – Overgate).

On 01 July 1915 Constable Brimner joined the Royal Field Artillery in Glasgow.

BRIMNER – At South Govan, Glasgow on 17th inst, Gunner John Anderson, R.F.A in his 24th year, youngest son of James and Annie Brimner, 65 Watson Street, Dundee – deeply mourned.

Peoples Journal 27 November 1915

There is no John Brimner 69914, Royal Field Artillery listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. or the Scottish National War Memorial.

There is however a John Brimner, listed on both the original Dundee Roll of Honour and  on the Dundee Police Memorial.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image courtesy of Sandy Brodie, Police Scotland (Tayside)

Can you tell us more about John Anderson Brimner? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: