Alexander MacWhannell/McWhannell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1346
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 07.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXX. J. 4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.01.1886
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh
  • Address: 41 Hill St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Marjory McWannell, Quarry Cottage, Wellbank

  • Father:

    William McWhannell

  • Siblings:

    Thomas, Rebecca Marjory, Christina & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander MacWhannell/McWhannell

This man is recorded as WHANNELL Alexander on both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W.

The family were known as Whannell, McWhannell & MacWhannell

This man is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour as MacWhannell and has two separate entries in the Dundee Peoples Journal War Memorial Supplement, one under the name of Whannell and a second entry under the name of MacWhannell.

Alexander’s two brothers, Thomas and William also served during the Great War and both returned home safely. They were Pte Thomas MacWhannell/McWannell, 39434, 2nd Company, 16th Battalion Royal Scots, who was taken prisoner 11.04.1917 at Vimy, and held captive at Limburg Lahn P.O.W. Camp in Germany and Air Mechanic 3rd Class William MacWhannell, 95934, Royal Air Force.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Genevieve Hutton

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