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: S/17058
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th/10th Battalion, attached to 44th Trench Mortar Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 06.12.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8 & 9
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 77 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Gilroy & Sons, Ltd, Tay Works, Dundee
Isabella Eccleston, 77 Hilltown, Dundee
More about John Eccleston
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
John Eccleston S/17058 Gordon Highlanders
DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS IN ACTION.
Mrs Eccleston, 77 Hilltown, Dundee, has been officially informed of the death in action on 6th December of her son Private John Eccleston, Gordon Highlanders. Private Eccleston, who was 23 years of age, had been at the front since April.
Prior to enlisting deceased was employed in Tay Works, Dundee, (Gilroy, Sons, & Co., Ltd.). Mrs Eccleston has other two sons serving with the forces.
Dundee Courier 28th December 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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