John Dolan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/29623
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 25.04.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 136 to 138

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 160 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caldrum Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Ann Dolan, 106 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Children:

    John, born 11.03.1912 & James, born 10.02.1916

More about John Dolan

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John Dolan   S/29623    Cameron Highlanders

Two Brothers Missing.

Private John Dolan, Cameron Highlanders, whose wife resides at 160 Hilltown, is 26 years of age. And enlisted in March 1917.  He has been in France since July last year.  Previous to enlistment he was employed in Caldrum Works (Henry Walker & Sons).  A strange coincidence is the fact that his brother, Private James Dolan, Black Watch, is also reported missing.

Dundee Courier 31st May 1918

DOLAN___Pte. John Dolan, No. 29623, Cameron Highlanders; posted missing on 25th April.  Wife inquires—Mrs Dolan, c/o Blisett, 160 Hilltown, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 14th September 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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