This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 410331
- Rank: Sapper
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 19 Blackness St, Dundee
- Occupation: Apprentice Glazier, Scott & Son, Bank St, Dundee
James Mechan, 18 Easton St, St Lawrence, Mass, USA.
More about John Mechan
Son of Mr & Mrs James Mechan, 18 Easton St, St Lawrence, Mass, USA.
DUNDEE SAPPER KILLED IN FRANCE.
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
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