Great War Dundee
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John Millar Allison
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: S/44782
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 27.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt
- Grave/Mem Ref no: C.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: H & A Scott, Jute Manufacturers, Dundee
Mary Allison “Carlonan” Newport, Fife
John Allison “Carlonan” Newport, Fife
More about John Millar Allison
For reasons unknown John is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
John Millar Allison S/44782 Gordon Highlanders
Private John Allison, Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr and Mrs John Allison, Carlonan, West Newport, was killed in action on 27th September. He was in charge of a Lewis gun. Before enlistment Private Allison was a member of Newport Volunteer Corps, and was in the office of Messrs H. & A. Scott, jute manufacturers. He was 18 years of age. In a letter the Chaplain writes in terms of high praise of the bravery and high character of the lad.
Dundee People’s Journal 12th October 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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