John Gaffney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
  • Service no: 10255
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 01.11.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Lawrence Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Malcolm Ogilvie & Co Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Gaffney, 26 Hospital Wynd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Charles Gaffney, 26 Hospital Wynd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Owen, Mary, Bridget, Elizabeth & Margaret

  • Spouse:

    Annie Higgins (partner) 3 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Annie, born 02.05.1904

More about John Gaffney

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Owen Gaffney, 25352, 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who died of wounds 19.08.1918.

John Gaffney   10255   Highland Light Infantry

ANOTHER OF DUNDEE’S SONS KILLED IN ACTION.

“We regret to inform you that your son, Private John Gaffney, of the Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action on 1st Nov.”

This is the sad news that has been received by Mr C. Gaffney, who resides at 26 Hospital Wynd, Dundee.  Private Gaffney, who was 30 years of age, was a reservist, and prior to the war was employed as a millworker in the works of Malcolm Ogilvie, & Co., Ltd.  He served 6½ years in the regiment 5½ of which he spent in India.  He was unmarried.

Dundee Courier 11th December 1914

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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