John McLauchlan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3391
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03.01.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.08.1887
  • Place of Birth: 14 Kinnaird St, Dundee
  • Address: 59 Hill Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dundee Canister Co, Dens Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Ellison Ramsay

  • Father:

    Robert McLauchlan

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes McLauchlan (nee O’Brien)

  • Children:

    Charles Dickson McLauchlan born 21.03.1912, Elizabeth Christie McLauchlan born 23.08.1913 & Alison Ramsay McLauchlan born 08.07.1915

More about John McLauchlan

John and his wife were married on 29 December 1911. It is not known exactly when he enlisted  but he landed in France on 10th December, 1915.
Following is from
Dundee People’s Journal
Saturday 28 October 1916
Page 9 column 3
A Black Watch Hero.
The gratifying information has reached Dundee that another local soldier has been awarded the  Military Medal.  He is Sergeant John McLauchlan, of the Black Watch, whose home is at 30 Russell Street.  Sergeant McLauchlan received the medal for saving wounded men under shell fire.  The gallant soldier joined the Black Watch in the early days of the war, and was drafted to the front about a year ago.  While in civil life, Sergt. McLauchlan was in the employment of the Dundee Canister Company, Ltd., Dens Road.  For many years he was associated with the Fairfield Football Club.

Information & photo kindly supplied by John G Duffus

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