Great War Dundee
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: Perth
- Service no: 3/3273
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 38
- Date of Death: 18.02.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 41 William St, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Batcher, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works
Catherine McGhee, 41 William St, Dundee
Georgina, born 31.12.1900
More about George McGhee
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. According to his pension record George was buried by the Officer Commanding, Herts Regiment at Cuinchy, 05.02.1915.
George McGhee 3/3273
A letter from the adjutant of the 1st Herts Regiment has been received by Mrs McGee, 41 William Street, informing her that the body of her husband, Private George McGhee, was found lying in an exposed position in front of the firing line on 25th January. Some men of the company dug a grave in which he was interred, and a wooden cross was erected to mark the place of his interment.
Private McGhee was in the National Reserve, and re-enlisted in the Black Watch. He was 38 years of age, and employed as a jute batcher with Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Limited, Seafield Works.
Dundee Courier 18th February 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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