Farquhar (Fred) Mackinnon/McKinnon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/12845
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 21.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 77 & 78

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Greenock
  • Address: 10 West Bell Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Royal Hotel, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Lachlan Mackinnon, 10 West Bell St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Neil, Lachlan & Janet

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Farquhar (Fred) Mackinnon/McKinnon

Farquhar has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. This man is listed as McKinnon on the original Dundee Roll of Honour. He was the brother of Gunner Neil Mackinnon/McKinnon, 25199, 18th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, who died of wounds, 06.07.1917. Both brothers are listed on C.W.G.C. with different spellings of their surname.

Farquhar (Fred) MacKinnon   S/12845   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Pte. Fred MacKinnon, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is the second son of Mr and Mrs MacKinnon, 10 West Bell Street to make the supreme sacrifice.  Their son, Gunner Neil MacKinnon, R.F.A., who was employed in the Manchester office of the “Courier,” was killed in July, 1917.  Another son, Corporal Lauchlin, Seaforths, was severely wounded.  Fred, who was 27 years of age, enlisted in 1915, and had been on active service for two years.  Prior to enlisting he was employed in the Royal Hotel, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 8th May 1918

Image kindly supplied by Hugh Macrae, Further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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