This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2753
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion, 'C' Company, 9th Platoon
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth: 02.07.1876
- Place of Birth: 21 Annfield Rd, Dundee
- Address: 48 Watsons Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Bricklayers Labourer
Margaret McLean (nee Johnston) died 17.06.1946
Annie McKenzie McLean, 16 Kings Rd, Coupar Angus
Thomas, Frederick, born 02.03.1901 Helen, born 26.12.1902, Margaret, born 08.03.1906, Peter, born 21.06.1908, Alexander born 23.05.1911 & Annie, born 03.05.1914
More about Peter McLean
It is believed that Peter was also a Music Hall singer, going by the stage name of ‘The Singing Navvy’. His son Frederick enlisted aged 15 and served as a boy soldier. He did not actively serve but it is believed that he was assigned to burial duty, he survived the war. His youngest son Alexander served during World War 2 and was killed at Anzio.
Additional information kindly supplied by Nigel Bruton
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