This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde 1/7386
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth: 18.08.1897
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 3 Park Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Gilroy & Sons, Ltd, Dundee
Mary Loney, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee
John Loney, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee
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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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