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: Dundee
- Service no: 2881
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion, 'A' Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 29/06/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XVII.D.26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Park Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Carter, David Jobson, Guthrie St, Dundee
John Lyon, 2 Park Lane, Dundee
Helen Crichton (formerly Lyon) 2 Park Lane, Dundee
John, born 07.10.1905, Nora, born 03.01.1909, Albert, born 29.08.1910 & William, born 15.09.1912
More about Albert Lyon
On 29 June 1915, two of Dundee’s Own were killed when a German shell landed in a dug-out the men were occupying. 1864 Pte. Daniel Kelly was a native of Port Glasgow, but was a residing at St Mary Street at the time of his death. News of his death appeared in the ‘The Telegraph on 8 July.
4th BLACK WATCH MEN KILLED IN “DUG-OUT” BY GERMAN SHELL. Private Daniel Kelly, 4th Black Watch, whose home was at 36 St Mary Street, Dundee has been killed in a “dug-out” by an enemy shell.
The second soldier to lose his life was 2881 Pte. Albert Lyon, son of John Lyon, 2 Park Lane. An obituary appeared in ‘The Courier’ on 12 July.
DUNDEE TERRITORIAL KILLED BY SHELL. Private A. Lyon, of the 4th Black Watch, has fallen a victim o a German shell. Mrs Lyon, who resides at 164 Overgate, Dundee, has received a letter from Captain R. N. M’Intyre, 4th Black Watch, intimating her husband’s death.
Private Lyon was 32 years of age, and enlisted in the “Fourth” on the outbreak of the war. He was previously employed as a carter by David A. Jobson, Guthrie Street. The Courier, Monday, 12 July 1915, 4.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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