Great War Dundee
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: 19562
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 13.11.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 3C
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 22 Balgay Street, Dundee
Georgina, 22 Balgay St, Lochee, Dundee
Bartholomew, born 07.12.1905, John, born 01.07.1907, David, born 26.08.1909, Helen, born 23.05.1911, William, born 31.01.1913 & Margaret, born 03.06.1914.
More about John Feeney
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
John Feeney 19562 Royal Scots Fusiliers
LOCHEE SOLDIER KILLED.
Mrs Feeney, 22 Balgay Street, Lochee, has received official intimation that her husband, Pte. John Feeney, Royal Scots Fusiliers (Machine Gun Section), has been killed in action.
Pte. Feeney joined the ranks on the outbreak of the war, and had been serving with his regiment for fifteen months. In a letter to his wife the officer commanding Pte. Feeney’s company says :–“Your husband was highly esteemed among us, and he died for King and Country when called upon to do so.” A chum of Private Feeney, in informing Mrs Feeney of her husband’s death says—“He died carrying his gun into action, and did his duty nobly.”
Dundee Courier 14th December 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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