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: 6944
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 07.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 32 St Mary's Pl, Dundee
Mrs Moonie, 32 St. Marys Pl, Dundee
Charles, James & Patrick
More about Michael Coughlin
Michael Coughlin 6944 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE WOMAN WITH FOUR SOLDIER SONS
IS NOTIFIED OF THE DEATH OF ONE OF THEM.
A Dundee member of the Highland Light Infantry has given his life for his country. News that her son, Private Michael Coughlin, died on 6th November from wounds he sustained on 6th October has been received by Mrs Moonie, 32 St Mary’s Place, Dundee.
Michael was 35 years of age, and had served over 16 years in the army.
Mrs Moonie has other three sons in the army. Her eldest son, Private James Coughlin, who is forty years of age, is in the Cameron Highlanders, and belongs to the Canadian contingent. Patrick Coughlin, who is a private in the R.A.M.C., has been invalided home suffering from a severe kick in the face he got from a horse at Bedford. The youngest son, Charles, is a private in the Highland Light Infantry. Both James and Patrick served through the South African War.
Dundee Courier 9th December 1914
Michael was the brother of Cpl James Coughlin, 1289, Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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