John William Reid

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88881
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 23.11.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII. I. 121

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 72 Princes St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Cooper, James Watson & Co Ltd, Seagate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Beedie Reid

  • Father:

    Alexander Reid

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Barrie Campbell Reid (nee Esplin), 72 Princes St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John William Reid

John Reid   88881   Royal Engineers


Mrs Reid, 72 Princes Street, Dundee, has received intimation to the effect that her husband, Sapper John Reid, Royal Engineers, has died of wounds in hospital at Boulogne.  Sapper Reid joined the colours about two and a half years ago, and had been in France for twenty-two months.  Prior to enlistment he was a cooper in the employ of James Watson & Co., Ltd., Seagate, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 30th November 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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