John Kane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
  • Service no: 10465
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.67.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Joseph Kane, 10 Hunter St, Dundee

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More about John Kane

EIGHT YEARS IN THE ARMY.
Private John Kane, Royal Scots, son of Mr Joseph Kane 10 Hunter Street, Dundee,has died of wounds. He was a regular soldier, having joined the army when he was 18 years of age. Private Kane was in India for six years, and occupied the post of piper for some time.

He came from India with the first contingent, and had been at the front for almost two years. His brother Joseph is in the Scottish Rifles.

His father, by way of showing his patriotism, volunteered for service on the outbreak of war.
Dundee Courier 10 August 1916

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