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:
- Place of enlistment: Leven
- Service no: 3/2225
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 05/10/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 21 Lilybank Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Worker, Boase Bros, Kemback St, Dundee
Jessie Brown, 21 Lilybank Rd, Dundee
More about John Brown
John has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. He was the brother of Pte James Brown, 3044535, Pioneer Corps.
John Brown 3/2225 Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH LAD
Killed in Battle of the Aisne.
Mrs Brown, 21 Lilybank Road, Dundee, to-day received intimation from the War Office that her eldest son, who was a member of the 3d Black Watch, was killed at the battle of the Aisne. Twenty years of age, he joined the colours two years ago, and left for the Continent with the first contingent. Previous to joining the Black Watch he was employed in Boase Brothers’ Works in Kemback Street. He has another brother, James, who has joined the Royal Scots, and is now with his regiment in France.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 2nd November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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