John D'Arcy

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8779
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 14.10.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1885
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 5 Atholl Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Bridget D’Arcy

  • Father:

    John D’Arcy

  • Siblings:

    William, Thomas, Kate, Mary & Bridget

  • Spouse:

    Mary Laidlaw

  • Children:

    Thomas, (born 1914)

More about John D'Arcy

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Thomas D’Arcy, 21483, 1st battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who was killed in action 29.03.1918.


Notification Delayed Four Months.

Intimation was received on Wednesday by his relatives at 5 Atholl Street, Lochee, of the death of Private John Darcy, of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

Some uncertainty seems to exist as to the circumstances under which Private Darcy, who belongs to the 2d Battalion of the K.O.S.B.’s, met his death.  The notification bears that he was killed in action on 14th October last—over four months ago—but the locality is unknown to the military authorities.

The People’s Journal 6th March 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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