Arthur Michael McElhone

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9588
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 03.05.1888
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Postman
  • Mother:

    Mary Hart, 2 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Patrick McElhone, 2 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Henry, Patrick & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Arthur Michael McElhone

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

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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