John Loney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde 1/7386
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Hawke Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 22.12.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.G.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 18.08.1897
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Park Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Gilroy & Sons, Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Loney, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Loney, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Loney

DUNDEE R.N.D. MAN KILLED IN ACTION

Mrs Loney, 2 Park Lane, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, A.B. John Loney, Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on December 23, 1917.  Deceased, who was 21 years of age, enlisted shortly after war broke out, and had been in France for over a year.  Prior to enlistment he was in the employment of Gilroy, Sons, & Co., Ltd., Tay Works, Dundee.  Deceased father and brother are still serving with the colours.

Dundee Courier 15th January 1918

CWGC = C1/7386 ; Hawke Bn. War Diary 22/12/17 states:- “Highland Ridge. Work on existing trenches continued. ‘B’ & ‘C’ Companies worked on Naval Trench for 4 hours under Royal Engineers supervision. Casualties 3 Other Ranks Killed, 4 Other Ranks Wounded.” ; An Oiler ; b.18/8/1897 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Mother, Mary, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee.

Additional information courtesy of Michael Caldwell

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