Alexander Kean

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88769
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 26.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Carnoy Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B.30

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 60 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mr Dunlop, Engineer & Blacksmith, Rosebank St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jane Kean, 60 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Kean, 60 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Kean

Alexander Kean   88769   Royal Engineers

Sapper Alexander Kean, of the Royal Engineers, whose parents reside at 60 Strathmartine Road, has been killed.  Deceased soldier was 21 years of age, and prior to the war was employed with Mr John Dunlop, engineer and blacksmith, Rosebank Street.  He had been about seven months at the front.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd September 1916

KEAN___Killed in action during the night between 25th-26th August, 88769 Sapper Alexander Kean, Field Company, Royal Engineers, aged 21 years, the only and dearly loved son of Alexander and Jeannie Kean, 60 Strathmartine Road, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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