Bernard McGovern

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5974
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 11.11.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 & 40

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Burnett St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Batcher, James Scott & Sons, Hillbank Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes McGovern, 2 Burnett St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Ellen, born 11.02.1910

More about Bernard McGovern

Bernard has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He served under the name of SMITH William.


Private Bernard M’Govern of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, a brother-in-law of Private M’Lellan, was also reported missing on the same day—11th November.  Private M’Govern resided at 2 Burnett Street, Dundee.  He is 27 years of age, and is married.

Dundee Courier 18th June 1915


Private Bernard M’Govern, of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, whose relatives reside at 2 Burnett Street, is also reported missing since 11th November.  Private M’Govern was a reservist, and was previously employed as a batcher at Hillbank Works (Messrs James Scott & Sons, Limited).

Dundee Courier 12th August 1915

Bernard McGovern   5974  1st Cameron Highlanders


Private Bernard M’Govern, 1st Cameron Highlanders, who was reported missing since 11th November, 1914, is now reported to have been killed on that date.

His wife, who resides at 2 Burnett Street, Dundee, has received the official intimation of his death.  Deceased, who was 30 years of age, was called up as a reservist, and had served eight years in his regiment.  Previous to being called to the colours Private M’Govern was employed as a batcher by Messrs James Scott & Sons, Ltd., Hillbank Works.

Dundee Courier 10th March 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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