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: S/9800
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kirriemuir
- Address: 64 Lilybank Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
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
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