John Dolan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3185
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 05.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.C.14.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 65 Nethergate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Grove Mills, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Dolan, 63 Calendar St, Toronto, Canada

  • Father:

    Peter Dolan

  • Siblings:

    David, Martin & Charles

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Dolan

John was the brother of  Sgt David Dolan, 474, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 25.01.1915 and Pte Martin Dolan, 10453, 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers, who was killed in action, 11.11.1914. Charles served with the Tank Corps and survived the war.

John Dolan   3/3185   Black Watch

A fine but sad record is that of Mrs Dolan, 65 Nethergate, Dundee.  Intimation has reached her that her son Pte. John Dolan, Black Watch, has died of wounds received in action.  This is the third of Mrs Dolan’s four soldier sons to make the supreme sacrifice, David, Black Watch, and Martin, Connaught Rangers, having both been killed on the field of battle.   Charles, the last of the four is serving with the Tank Corps.  John was 21 years of age, and had been in the army for four years, the most of that time having been spent at the front.  He was formerly employed in Grove Mills.  Mrs Dolan is a widow.

Dundee Courier 17th October 1918

Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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