John Kerwin

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 1891
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 31.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 & 63

Personal Information

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

    Isabella Kerwin, 29 Hospital Wynd, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Andrew, Joseph, Michael & Patrick

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Kerwin

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial.

3-2777 Pte. Michael Kerwin, 1st Black Watch died of wounds on 13 June 1916. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, V. E. 24.
The husband of Mrs S. Kerwin, 99 Rosebank Street, Hilltown, Dundee, he was one of five brothers and two brother-in-laws who served in the war.
The image shows the family of Mrs Kerwin, Hospital Wynd.

The family of Mrs Kerwin, Hospital Wynd, Dundee, is one of those which have responded whole-heartedly to the call of duty. Her five sons and two sons-in-law have all served with His Majesty’s forces. The above photos are: – (1) Mrs Kerwin; (2) Private Patrick Kerwin, R.A.M.C. (son); (3) Private Andrew Kerwin, K.O.S.B. (son) (missing); (4) Private Joseph Kerwin, K.O.S.B., (son); (5) Private John Kerwin, Black Watch (son) (missing); (6) Private Michael Kerwin, Black Watch (son) (died of wounds); (7) Private Wm. Mechan, Black Watch (son-in-law); and (8) Lance-Corporal John Spiers, Black Watch (son-in-law). The People’s Journal, Saturday, 1 July 1916, 7. 

Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

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