John McLean Gillon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/8487
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 21.03.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 141 to 143 & 162

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 55 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Halley Brothers, South Ward Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Helen Gillon, 25 Temple Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John McLean Gillon

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

Military Medallist Killed.

Mrs Gillon, 25 Temple Lane, Dundee, has been notified of the death in action of her husband, Pte. John Gillon, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.  Pte. Gillon enlisted in 1915, and about a year ago was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field.  He was 30 years of age, and prior to enlistment was in the employment of Hallay Bros., Ltd., hacklemakers, South Ward Road, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 17th  April 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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