This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Anderson Allan
- Date of enlistment:
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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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- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Mary Lawson Allan (nee Clark), 1 Leebank Tce, Broughty Ferry
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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