John Monaghan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9967
  • Rank: Drummer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 20.01.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.B.56

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 36 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mrs Monaghan, 36 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    George & 1 other brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Mary Monaghan

  • Children:

    Mary, born 04.08.12 & 1 other child (name unknown)

More about John Monaghan

John was the brother of A.B. George Monaghan, M.M. Clyde Z/1848, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Devision, who returned home safely.


Mrs Monaghan, 36 Hilltown, Dundee, has received information from a chaplain that her son, Private John Monaghan of the 2nd Black Watch, died of wounds in hospital on January 19.

Private Monaghan, who was a native of Broughty Ferry, enlisted at the age of fifteen as a bugler, but later he gave up the bugle for the drum.  He has in all served twelve years in the army.  He was 26 years of age, and leaves a widow and two Children.

Dundee Courier 9th April 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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