This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 10453
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Connaught Rangers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 11.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Mmemorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 42
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 65 Nethergate, Dundee
- Occupation: Plumber
Elizabeth Dolan, 63 Calendar St, Toronto, Canada
Charles, David & John
More about Martin Dolan
Martin has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. Martin was the brother of Sgt David Dolan, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 25.01.1915, and Pte John Dolan, 3/3185, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who died of wounds, 05.09.1918, his brother Charles served with the Tank Corps and survived the war.
DUNDEE SOLDIER BREAKS NEWS TO HIS MOTHER
OF HIS BROTHER’S DEATH
Mrs Dolan, who resides at 65 Nethergate, received the sad news from another son, Lance-Corporal David Dolan, who is at present serving in the fighting line with the Black Watch. A postcard from her son stated that his brother was wounded in the severe fighting on 11th November and that he died from his wounds on the 25th.
Private Dolan had served about three years with the Connaught Rangers, and was stationed at Aldershot when war broke out. Prior to enlisting he served his apprenticeship as a plumber with Messrs John Farquharson & Son, 151 Perth Road. Two other sons of Mrs Dolan joined the Colours after the outbreak of hostilities. Lance-Corporal Charles Dolan is serving with the Royal Engineers, while John is a private in the 3rd Black Watch. Mrs Dolan is a widow.
Dundee Courier 23rd December 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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