Great War Dundee
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George Spankie Chalmers
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 71558
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 95th Brigade,
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 27.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3 & 4
- Date of Birth: 15.04.1890
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 3 Church Street, Dundee
William Chalmers, 28 Symers St, Dundee
Mary Ellen Rock Chalmers, 3 Church St, Dundee
William, born 14.10.1913
More about George Spankie Chalmers
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
George Spankie Chalmers 71558 Royal Field Artillery
CHALMERS― Killed in action, on September 27th 1918, No. 71558 Gunner George Chalmers, R.F.A., youngest son of William Chalmers, 28 Symers Street, Downfield. – Inserted by his sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Moir.
Dundee People’s Journal 2nd November 1918
Gunner George Chalmers, R.F.A., who was killed in action on 27th September, was the husband of Mrs Chalmers, 3 Church Street. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and went to France three years ago. Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was wounded in October last year. In civil life he was a calender worker with Low & Bonar. He leaves a widow and one child. A brother was killed in May 1917. Another is serving.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 4th November 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Wilma Gibson and Michael Caldwell
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