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: S/41540
- Rank: Corporal
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Date of Birth: 1891
- Place of Birth: Whitehills
- Address: 150, Byron Street, Dundee (on enlistment, South Baffin Street, Dundee)
- Occupation: Baker
Mary Reid Raeburn
Robert (1881), James (1883), Jessie (1886), John, (1888), Stewart (1893)
Williamina (Mina) Raeburn 1893-1978
Mabel 1916-2012, Williamina (Mina) 1920-2001
- Age at Death: 56
- Date of Death: 4th Feb 1948
- Place of Death:
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland
More about George Raeburn
Originally from Whitehills, Parish of Boyndie, Banff, George’s family moved to Dundee in 1900. One of 6 children, George was the second youngest, with 4 brothers and 1 sister.
George’s military records were likely lost in the fire at the war records office during WW2 and so little is known of George’s service. He survived the war but is believed to have sustained a shrapnel wound to his neck and was also the victim of a gas attack. He often suffered bad headaches which were possibly related to his injuries and died at the relatively young age of 56.
George’s eldest brother, Robert, also served in the war but died from wounds on 8.5.1918. His younger brother, Stewart, emigrated to Canada, served with the Canadian Forces and survived the war.
Additional information kindly provided by George Raeburn’s Grandaughter, Christine Johnston. Christine’s mother, Mina, is pictured sat on her father’s lap in the picture above.
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