This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: August 1914
- Place of enlistment: Arbroath
- Service no: S/2193
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 2 Buchanan Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Iron Moulder, James Keith & Blackman, Co Ltd
James Fettes, 9 Union St, Brechin
Margaret McEwan (formerly Fettes) 2 Buchanan St, Dundee
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
ARBROATH SEAFORTH IN HOSPITAL.
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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