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: 308882
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: Railway Operating Department
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 30.08.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Calais Southern Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot H. Row 5. Grave 2.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 54 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
- Occupation: Shunter, Dundee East Goods Station
Helen Ireland, 54 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
Marjory, born 13.11.1911
More about Joseph Ireland
Joseph Ireland 308882 Royal Engineers
DUNDEE TROOPER DIES FROM EFFECTS OF GAS.
Trooper Joseph Ireland, a Dundee Reservist, who had been at the front since the outbreak of war, has died in hospital from gas poisoning.
Deceased, who had seen about 20 years’ service, was called up on the outbreak of hostilities and joined the Dragoon Guards, although latterly he was transferred to the Royal Engineers. He had been gassed and died from the effects. Prior to enlistment he was a shunter at Dundee East Station. He was an active worker in the city for the Scots Greys’ Association, and was home on leave only a fortnight ago. His widow and one child reside at 54 Dallfield Walk. Deceased, was 36 years of age.
Dundee Courier 11th September 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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