This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9967
- Rank: Drummer
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: 36 Hilltown, Dundee
Mrs Monaghan, 36 Hilltown, Dundee
George & 1 other brother (name unknown)
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.
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH DRUMMER DIES OF WOUNDS.
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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