This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Michael Joseph Cavanagh
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9416
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 26.08.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 41 Loons Road, Lochee.
- Occupation: Postal Worker
Margaret Downie Cavanagh, 41 Loons Rd, Dundee
William, born 03.12.1912
More about Michael Joseph Cavanagh
Michael has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour, but is remembered on the Dundee & District Postal Service Memorial.
Michael Joseph Cavanagh 9416 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
CAVANAGH―Private Michael Cavanagh, No. 9416, “B” Company, 2d Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders; posted missing on 21st September 1914. Inquirer, wife, Mrs Cavanagh, 41 Loons Road. Lochee.
Dundee People’s Journal 17th April 1915
DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES IN GERMANY.
Information has been received of the death in a prisoners’ camp in Germany of Private Michael Cavanagh of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Private Cavanagh’s wife resides at 41 Loons Road, Dundee. Death is stated to have occurred on the 17th of April.
Dundee Courier 18th May 1915
CAVANAGH―Died in a German hospital, on the 17th of April, Private Michael J. Cavanagh, No. 9416, 2d Batt. A. and S. Highlanders. – Inserted by his sister-in-law, Mrs Mitchell, 28 Pitfour Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 5th June 1915
CAVANAGH―In loving memory of our dear friend, Private Michael Cavanagh, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died of wounds in a German hospital, on the 17th of April 1915, beloved husband of Margaret Downie. – Inserted by his friends, Mr and Mrs W. Blair, Montreal, Canada.
Dundee People’s Journal 6th May 1916
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