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:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2646
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 17
- Date of Death: 09/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 49 Burnside Street, Lochee, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Margaret McInearney, 21a Atholl St, Lochee, Dundee
More about Robert McInearney
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
LOCHEE BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Mrs M’Inearney, who resides at 49 Burnside Street, Lochee, has received a letter from a lieutenant intimating the death in action of her son Private M’Inearney.
The letter says :–“It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death in action of your son. He was killed on Sunday, 9th May, during a brave but unsuccessful attack on the German trenches. The loss is keenly felt by his comrades. He was a man whom all trusted and respected.”
Private M’Inearney, who was 17 years of age, enlisted in the 3rd Black Watch on the outbreak of war, but before proceeding to the front was drafted into the second battalion. He was previously employed as a millworker.
Dundee Courier 28th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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