John McGlashan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4125
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 37
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 21 Cotton Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Trades Lane Calender, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Beattie Murray McGlashan, 21 Cotton Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John McGlashan

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

John McGlashan   4125   Highland Light Infantry

DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED BY SHELL.

Mrs McGlashan, 21 Cotton Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Private John McGlashan Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action on 23rd April.  Deceased, who was 38 years of age, had been in the army for two years, and had been 20 months in the firing line.  An officer, informing Mrs McGlashan of her husbands death, states that he was killed by a shell when in an advance.  Prior to enlistment Pte. McGlashan was employed in the Trades Lane Calendering Co., Ltd., Dundee.

Dundee Courier 24th May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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