John Paterson Keillor

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 14644
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 10.03.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.D.3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Fern, Forfar
  • Address: 2 Nelson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Salesman, J. K. Mearns & Co, Victoria Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Betsy Keillor (nee Patteson)

  • Father:

    Hugh Abercromby Keillor

  • Siblings:

    Annabella Fiddes, Helen Clement, Hugh Abercromby Keillor & Mary Scott

  • Spouse:

    Christina Witherspoon Keillor (nee Duncan) 2 Nelson St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John Paterson Keillor

John P. Keillor  14644  Scots Guards


Mrs Keillor, 2 Nelson Street, Dundee, has received intimation from a comrade that her husband, Private John P. Keillor, Scots Guards, has been killed in action.  Private Keillor, who was 26 years of age, was a member of C Company of Dundee Volunteer Regiment, and joined the Scots Guards in October, 1915.  His comrade, in breaking the sad news to Mrs Keillor, states that her husband was killed while on duty in a front line trench during a bombardment.  They all regretted his death very much as he was of such a kindly disposition, having a smile and a cheery word for everyone.

Previous to enlistment Private Keillor was employed as a salesman by Messrs J. K. Mearns & Co., wholesale draper warehousemen, Victoria Road.

Dundee Courier 19th March 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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