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Arthur Michael McElhone
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9588
- Rank: Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 28
- Date of Death: 15.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.4.
- Date of Birth: 03.05.1888
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Postman
Mary Hart, 2 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
Patrick McElhone, 57 Lilybank Rd, Dundee
Henry, Patrick & John
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Arthur Michael McElhone 9588 King’s Own Scottish Borderers
DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS.
The death has occurred from wounds of Sergeant Arthur Michael McElhone, of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, a son of Mr and Mrs Patrick McElhone, 2 Ogilvie’s Road, Dundee. Sergeant McElhone, who was in his 28th year, was a reservist, and had served seven years abroad with his regiment.
When war broke out, he was employed as a postman in Dundee and Broughty Ferry, and he went to the front with the original British Expeditionary Force. He was wounded at La Bassee, and after treatment at a London Hospital he spent a period of convalescence at Carnoustie, but with his fitness restored he quickly volunteered for a further spell of active service. In the regiment Sergt. McElhone was a popular sportsman. He was better known as Michael Hart, the name under which he enlisted, and on one occasion he reached the semi-final stage of the middle-weight boxing championship of the army in India.
Mr McElhone had a trying experience in connection with his son’s death. On receipt of the intelligence that he was dangerously wounded the father made a hurried journey to the hospital in France where his son was lying, but unfortunately was too late to see him in life. The gallant soldier was buried at half-past two o’clock on Friday, and his father did not arrive at the hospital until six hours later.
Dundee Courier 22nd September 1916
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