David Anderson Allan

Military Information

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  • Rank: Chief Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Mexico City
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 48
  • Date of Death: 05.02.1918
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Charlotte Allan

  • Father:

    John Allan

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  • Spouse:

    Mary Lawson Allan (nee Clark), 1 Leebank Tce, Broughty Ferry

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More about David Anderson Allan

David was serving aboard  S.S. Mexico City which was a 5,078grt, defensively-armed British Merchant ship built in 1896 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co for W. Lund, London as the NARRUNG SS as a passenger/cargo vessel. In 1913 she was purchased by Eng Hok Fung SS Co. and renamed Mexico City.

 

On the 5th February 1918 when 15 miles W by S ½ S from South Stack, Holyhead, Wales she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-101. 29 lives lost including Master. Vessel was on route from Liverpool to Alexandria with a general cargo.

For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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