John Coutts Flynn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 172665
  • Rank: Pioneer
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Divisional Signal Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1

Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Peel Street, Lochee, Dundee
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More about John Coutts Flynn

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Next of kin listed as Miss Rose Flynn (aunt) 2 Peel St, Lochee.

John Coutts Flynn   172665   Royal Engineers

FLYNKilled in action, 31st July 1917, 172665 Pioneer John C. Flynn, Wireless Section, Royal Engineers. – Inserted by his chum, Pioner P. Ryan, on active service, also by Mrs Ryan, 20 Fleuchar Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 1st September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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