Joseph Ireland

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 308882
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 54 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
  • Occupation: Shunter, Dundee East Goods Station
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Helen Ireland, 54 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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