George McGhee

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3273
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 22 Pennycook Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Batcher, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mrs McGhee, 41 William St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about George McGhee

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

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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