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: 40847
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 12.10.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11 to 14 & 162
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 25 Campbell Street. Lochee.
- Occupation: Organ Builder, Mr Forbes, King St, Dundee
Edward and 2 other brothers (names unknown)
Mary McCann, 25 Campbell St, Lochee
William, born 27.09.1902, Joseph, born 30.06.1904 & 1 other son (name unknown)
More about Joseph McCann
Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the brother of L/Cpl Edward McCann, 10412, 2nd Battalion, Connaught Rangers, who was killed in action, 26.08.1914.
Joseph McCann 40847 Royal Scots
WELL-KNOWN LOCHEE MAN FELL IN ACTION.
Private Joseph McCann, Royal Scots, who was killed on 12th October last, enlisted fifteen months ago, and had been in France for a period of eleven months. Deceased, who was 37 years of age, was an organ builder and piano repairer in the employment of Mr Forbes, King Street, Dundee, and leaves a widow and three sons, who reside at 25 Campbell Street, Lochee. His brother, Edward McCann, of the Connaught Rangers, was killed about twelve months ago, while other two are still serving.
Dundee Courier 12th November 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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