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: Dundee
- Service no: 631531
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 'D' Battery, 255th Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 03.05.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Anzin-St. Aubin British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.C.18.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 27 Lyon Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Mr Srimgeour, Wholesale Grocers, Dundee
Jane Colligan, 27 Lyon St, Dundee
Charles Colligan, 27 Lyon St, Dundee
Mary and 2 Brothers (names unknown)
More about John Colligan
This man is also listed on S.D.G.W. and the Scottish National War Memorial with the Regimental No 1519.
John Colligan 631531 Royal Field Artillery
DUNDEE GUNNER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Intimation in the form of a letter from an officer at the front has been received by Mrs Colligan, 27 Lyon Street, Dundee, of the death from wounds of her son, Gunner John Colligan, R.F.A. The writer says that Gunner Colligan was one of the best gunners in his section, and that his name had been forwarded some time ago by the General for recommendation for some reward for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when he assisted his corporal to carry an unconscious man away from his gun after it had been hit directly by a gas shell.
Gunner Colligan was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Charles Colligan. He was previously in the employment of Mr Scrimgeour, wholesale grocer, Dundee. Mrs Colligan has other two sons in the army.
Dundee Courier 12th May 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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