John Mechan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 410331
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 252nd Tunnelling Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 08.11.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.42.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 19 Blackness St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Glazier, Scott & Son, Bank St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Mechan

  • Father:

    James Mechan, 18 Easton St, St Lawrence, Mass, USA.

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about John Mechan

Son of Mr & Mrs James Mechan, 18 Easton St, St Lawrence, Mass, USA.


Mr and Mrs Mechan, 19 Blackness Street, have received notification of the death in action on 8th November of their only son, Sapper John Mechan, Royal Engineers.  Sapper Mechan, who was 21 years of age, enlisted in the Royal Engineers in 1915, and had been in France for fourteen months.  In civil life he was employed as an apprentice with Scott & Son, glaziers, Bank Street.

Dundee Courier 18th December 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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