This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 404355
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 67th Field Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 08.12.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.E.11.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Camperdown House, Broughty Ferry
James Laburn, Camperdown House, Broughty Ferry
More about James Laburn
James Laburn 404355 Royal Engineers
Sapper James Laburn, R. E., wounded in the arm, is a son of Mr James Laburn, plasterer and tile merchant, Camperdown House, Broughty Ferry.
Dundee Courier 18th August 1917
DUNDEE SAPPER KILLED.
The sad intelligence has been received by Mr James Laburn, Camperdown House, Broughty Ferry, and chairman of the Dundee and District Board of Control, that his elder son, Sapper James Laburn, Royal Engineers, has been killed in action. Sapper Laburn enlisted in 1915, and after a period of training he went to France in the early part of this year. Prior to joining the forces deceased was employed with his father in his plasterer’s business in Mid Street, Dundee. In a letter from an officer it is stated that Sapper Laburn was struck in the head by a piece of shell.
Dundee Courier 20th December 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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