Michael Donlon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Service no: 1643
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
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  • Date of Death: 13/09/1914
  • Burial Country: United Kingdom
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: EE. 296.

Personal Information

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

    Catherine Donlon

  • Father:

    Francis Donlon, 54 Hilltown

  • Siblings:

    Helen, James, Francis, and Kathleen

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  • Children:

More about Michael Donlon

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

Michael was killed early in the war on 13th September 1914. His brother, Francis, also fought and died during the war.

Francis and Michael’s next of kin is listed as Miss Helen Keegan, 9 Lawrence St, Dundee

Information kindly supplied by Michael’s great-neice, Ellen Reid.

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