This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 11.11.1916
- Place of enlistment: Montreal, Quebec.
- Service no: 273906
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 3rd Brigade
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 01.03.1919
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Belgrade Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: 11.B.8.
- Date of Birth: 15.06.1888
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 240 Liverpool St, Montreal
- Occupation: Tailor
Jane Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee
Johnstone Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee
Addison, David & William
Margaret Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee
More about John Egan
John originally enlisted with the 216th Battalion, Canadian Infantry which was raised as a “Bantam” Battalion which recruited men who were smaller than the normal minimum height required for a soldier. His stated height was 5 foot and half an inch. He transferred over to the Canadian Field Artillery 20/06/1917. He died of Broncho Pneumonia at No48, Casualty Clearing Station.
John was the brother of Pte Addison Egan 41896, 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who was killed in action 25.10.1918 and Pte William Egan, 23723, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, 28.04.1917 & Air Mechanic David Egan, 120019, No5 Kite Balloon Section, Royal Air Force, who retuned home safely.
There is a reference to John in the local newspaper, the Peoples Journal, held in Dundee Central Library, 22/03/1919 page 8.
Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson
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