Francis Donlon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 51043
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 22/08/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles-Les-Comte
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: A.1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 160 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Catherine Donlon

  • Father:

    Francis Donlon, 54 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Helen, Michael, James, and Kathleen

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Francis Donlon

Francis Donlon was one of five children born to Francis and Catherine Donlon. Following Catherine death in 1902, Francis Donlon left the children to fend for themselves. The eldest, Helen, worked in a jute mill full time whilst the younger children looked after themselves are school. It was only when one of the children stole an apple and was chased by a policemen that it was discovered they children had been deserted.  Their aunt, Helen Keegan, give care of them.

The bothers next of kin is listed as Miss Helen Keegan (aunt) 9 Lawrence St, Dundee

Francis Donlon died on the 18th August 1918. His brother, Michael, also fought and was killed early on in the war.

Additional information kindly supplied by Francis’ great-niece, Ellen Reid.

Can you tell us more about Francis Donlon? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: