Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 7861
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 165th Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 29.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Overseer, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works, Dundee
Christina McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee
Peter McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee
Catherine McLaren McFarlane
1 Child (name unknown)
More about William McFarlane
William McFarlane 7861 Royal Field Artillery
DUNDEE R.F.A. MAN KILLED.
Driver William McFarlane, R.F.A., is reported to have been killed in action on 29th April. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee. Prior to enlistment Driver M’Farlane, who was 26 years of age, was a mill overseer in the employment of Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Limited, jute spinners and manufacturers, Seafield Works, Taylor’s Lane, Dundee.
He enlisted a month after the outbreak of war, and was at the front for over twenty-one months.
Dundee Courier 1st June 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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