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David Melville Mechan
- Date of enlistment: January 1916
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 15332
- Rank: Guardsman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 20.10.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.A.1B.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 30 Springhill, Dundee
- Occupation: Fleming & Barry, Timber Merchants, Perth
Mary Mechan, 30 Springhill, Dundee
William Mechan, 30 Springhill, Dundee
More about David Melville Mechan
David M. Mechan 15332 Scots Guards
DUNDEE SCOTS GUARDSMAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Private David M. Mechan, Scots Guards, who has died of wounds, was 22 years of age and the eldest son of Mr William Mechan, 30 Springhill, Dundee. Pte Mechan joined up in January, 1916, and had been at the front for twelve months. Previous to enlistment he was employed as a clerk with Fleming & Barry, Limited, timber merchants, and for 18 months prior to enlistment had charge of their Perth branch. He took an active interest in the Y.M.C.A. Swimming Club and in the 17th Company of the Boys’ Brigade, which was formerly connected with Maryfield Parish Church.
Pte. Mechan received his injuries through a gas shell on 12th inst., and succumbed in a hospital behind the lines on the 20th inst.
Dundee Courier 31st October 1917
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