John Egan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 11.11.1916
  • Place of enlistment: Montreal, Quebec.
  • Service no: 273906
  • Rank: Driver
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 15.06.1888
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 240 Liverpool St, Montreal
  • Occupation: Tailor
  • Mother:

    Jane Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Johnstone Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Addison, David & William

  • Spouse:

    Margaret Egan, 26 Isles Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

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.

For more information on John, visit John’s Memorial and John’s Service Record and Circumstances of Death Register

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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