John Fettes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: August 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Arbroath
  • Service no: S/2193
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 21.04.1917
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 to 64

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 2 Buchanan Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Iron Moulder, James Keith & Blackman, Co Ltd
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Fettes, 9 Union St, Brechin

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret McEwan (formerly Fettes) 2 Buchanan St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Henry, born 15.12.1911

More about John Fettes

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial.

John Fettes   S/2193   Seaforth Highlanders


Private John Fettes, Seaforth Highlanders, who resides at 5 Barber’s Croft, Arbroath, was wounded in the left leg and arm on November 30, and intimation has been received that he has been admitted to hospital at Windermere.

He has been in the trenches since March last, and previous to enlisting was employed as a moulder in Arbroath.

Dundee Courier 17th December 1915

Private John Fettes, of the Seaforth Highlanders, whose wife and child reside in Barber’s Croft, Arbroath, was killed in action on 21st April.  He enlisted in September 1914, previous to which he was a moulder with Messrs Jas. Keith & Blackman Co., Ltd.  His father, Mr Jas. Fettes, is a plumber in Brechin.

Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review 11th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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