David Gillespie McMahon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 14755
  • Rank: Guardsman
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  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
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  • Date of Death: 08.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Artillery Wood Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.F.14.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 19.04.1890
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 262 Perth Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Thomson, Shepherd & Co, Ltd, Seafield Works, Dundee
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More about David Gillespie McMahon

David’s next of kin is listed as Margaret Gillespie Hendry (aunt) 262 Perth Rd, Dundee.

David G. McMahon    14755   Scots Guards


In musical circles in Dundee much regret will be occasioned by the intimation of the death of Signaller David G. McMahon of the Scots Guards, who was killed in action on 8th October.  Signaller McMahon who was a nephew of Mrs Hendry, 262 Perth Road, was formerly a clerk in the employment of Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Limited, Seafield Works.  He had been in the Scots Guards for a considerable time.

Of an obliging and genial disposition, no one was more ready than David McMahon to place his musical talent at the disposal of any good cause.  He was a fine pianist, and a most entertaining singer of humorous songs.  In the early days of the war he gave his services unstintedly for the entertainment of wounded men in the hospitals and at concerts for war purposes.

Signaller McMahon also acted as organist in Rosebank Parish Church.

Dundee Courier 25th October 1917


Signaller David G. M’Mahon of the Scots Guards, has been killed in action.  Prior to Enlistment Signaller M’Mahon took an active part in musical circles in Dundee, and his death is greatly regretted by numerous friends and acquaintances in the city.  He was the organist of Rosebank Parish Church.

Dundee Courier 25th October 1917

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