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: Dundee
- Service no: 51043
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 160 Hilltown, Dundee
Francis Donlon, 54 Hilltown, Dundee
Helen, Michael, James, and Kathleen
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.
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