John Younger Dand

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/1857
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 14.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Egypt
  • Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: K.3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 58 Kemback St, Dundee
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  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Dand

  • Siblings:

    Thomas & William

  • Spouse:

    Agnes Dand

  • Children:

    William, born 23.12.1909 & Elzabeth, born 25.03.1913

More about John Younger Dand

Johns address is also given as 7 McGill St, Dundee. His brother William is Believed to be Petty Officer William Dand, J5946, H.M.S. Vixen, R.N.

John Younger Dand   CZ/1857    Anson Bn   R.N.D.



Information has reached Dundee of the death at the Dardanelles as the result of an attack of enteric fever of A.B. John Younger Dand, 7 M’Gill Street.  Deceased, who was a son of the late Wm. Dand, plasterer, joined the Royal Naval Division shortly after the outbreak of war, and at the time of his death was serving with the Anson Battalion, having been transferred from the Benbow Battalion.  He was about 35 years of age, and leaves a widow and two young children.

Two brothers are also serving their King and country—Thomas, who is a member of the band of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and William, who is on board H.M.S. Dartmouth.  The former was present with the Dundee naval unit at the siege of Antwerp, and has been twice wounded since proceeding to the Dardanelles, having just rejoined his companions for the third time.  William has seen six years’ service in the navy.

Dundee People’s Journal 28th August 1915

John Dand was the son of the Mr William Dand of 12 Melrose Terrace, Dundee and was married to Mrs Agnes Whitehead Dand of 7 McGill Street, Dundee. He was employed as a Plasterer when, in October 1914, he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. On completion he joined the Benbow Battalion which was being trained for service in Gallipoli. The Battalion sailed in May 1915 and took a supporting role part in the Third Battle of Krithia. Because of the heavy losses suffered by the RND the Benbow was disbanded and the men sent other Battalions to replace losses. John Dand was transferred to the Anson Battalion but was hospitalised in Alexandria, Egypt in July 1915 with influenza. His illness took a turn for the worse and he contacted typhoid and died from Enteric Fever in August 1915. He is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, Ian Stewart & Ian Binnie

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