Great War Dundee
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Martin John Byres
- Date of enlistment: May 1917
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/41498
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 12.10.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Iwuy Communal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: A. 18.
- Date of Birth: 1899
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 66 Wellgate, Dundee
- Occupation: David Gibb & Sons, Jute Merchants, Meadowside, Dundee
Isabella Byres (nee Crabb) 66 Wellgate, Dundee
John Byres, 66 Wellgate, Dundee
More about Martin John Byres
Martin John Byres S/41498 Seaforth Highlanders
Private Martin John Byres, Seaforth Highlanders, only son of Mr John Byres, 66 Wellgate, has been killed in action.
Deceased joined the forces in May, 1917, and had been in France since Christmas of last year. He was 19 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed with Messrs David Gibb & Sons, jute merchants, Meadowside.
Dundee Courier 5th December 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Gillian Allison, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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