John Howie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 3794
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 31/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII. E. 17A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 197 Lochee Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Grocer, Mr Richmond, Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Howie, 197 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Howie

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Howie

John Howie  3794   Black Watch

Private John Howie, whose home is at 197 Lochee Road, has been severely wounded.  He enlisted as a member of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, but was transferred to the Black Watch.  In civil life he was a grocer in the employment of Mr Richmond, Lochee Road.  A brother is Driver James Howie, of the Royal Engineers.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th November 1916

HOWIE___Died of wounds, on the 31st October 1916, at the General Hospital, Private John Howie, 3794 Black Watch, beloved son of Mrs David Howie, 197 Lochee Road, Dundee.- Inserted by his mother, sisters and brothers, also by his sister-in-law Mrs David Howie.

Dundee People’s Journal 11th November 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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