John Glennie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88845
  • Rank: Pioneer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 284th Army Troops Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 05.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: La Belle Alliance Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1880
  • Place of Birth: Montrose
  • Address: 50 North Ellen Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Glennie, 50 North Ellen St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Glennie, 50 North Ellen St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Annie Glennie, 50 North Ellen St, Dundee and 2 brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Glennie

John Glennie   88845   Royal Engineers


Sapper John Glennie, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed by the bursting of a shell when on duty on 6th inst., was the third son of the late Mr James Glennie, secretary to the Montrose Mutual Life Assurance Society, and a sister is Mrs Thomson, 20 Christie’s Lane.  He was thirty-eight years of age, and a time-expired soldier before rejoining.  He has a brother serving in Salonika, and another in Mesopotamia.  His mother now resides in Dundee.

Montrose Standard 17th August 1917

GLENNIEKilled in action, on the 6th August, Pioneer John Glennie, Royal Engineers, aged 38 years, third son of Mrs James Glennie, 50 North Ellen Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his mother and sisters.

Dundee People’s Journal 18th August 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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