Charles Kane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Hamilton
  • Service no: 8302
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 16.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 to 38

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 37 Whorterbank, Lochee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Cox Bros, Camperdown Works, Lochee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Mr Kane, 143 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    3 Brothers, (names unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Sarah Kane (nee Lamont) 23 Millroad St, Calton, Glasgow

  • Children:

    Rachel (adopted daughter) born 07.11.1901

More about Charles Kane

Charles has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Charles Kane   8302   2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry

  KILLED IN BOMBARDMENT OF TRENCH.

Mr Kane, who resides at 143 Lochee Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that his son, Private Charles Kane, of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action on 16th May.

A comrade writing to Mr Kane states that his son was killed in a bombardment of their trench by the Germans.  Private Kane who was 34 years of age, served eight years in India as a member of the 1st Black Watch, and on the outbreak of war he attached himself to the Highland Light Infantry.  Private Kane was employed for some time as a mill-worker by Cox Bros., Camperdown Works, Lochee.  He was married, and leaves a widow.  Mr Kane has another three sons serving the colours.  One is a member of the 1st Black Watch, and the other two are in the Highland Light Infantry.

Dundee Courier 9th June 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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