John McFarlane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/9800
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 09/04/1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B.27.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kirriemuir
  • Address: 64 Lilybank Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Wife

  • Children:

    4 Children

More about John McFarlane

John McFarlane   S/9800   Black Watch

DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.

Mrs McFarlane, 64 Lilybank Road, has received official intimation that her husband, Private John MFarlane, has been killed in action.  He was wounded at the battle of the Somme.  The sad intelligence is contained in a letter from his officer, in which he writes :–“Your husband died gallantly doing his duty.  His death is a great loss to the battalion as he was a good soldier.”   Prior to enlistment Private McFarlane was employed in the Caledon Shipyard.  He leaves a widow and four children.

Dundee Courier 1st May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about John McFarlane? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: