Great War Dundee
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: 9159
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion,
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 41 & 42
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Leith
- Address: 36 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Porter, Dundee West Station
Catherine Monaghan, 36 Hilltown, Dundee
More about Robert Monaghan
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Pte James Monaghan, 380625, Labour Corps, who also served and returned home safely.
Robert Monaghan 9159 Cameron Highlanders
DUNDEE CAMERON KILLED.
Mr and Mrs Monaghan, 36 Hilltown, Dundee, have received intimation of the death in action of Private Robert Monaghan, of the Cameron Highlanders. The intimation is contained in a letter from Company-Quarter-master-Sergeant Cooper, who states :___”With deep regret and sympathy I write to inform you of the death of your son, Private R. Monaghan. All the confirmation we received was a letter of his among the effects which were collected from the dead on 1st June. This is likely to be all the news obtainable.”
Private Monaghan, who was 21 years of age, had served in the Camerons for three years, but had not been more than a few weeks at the front. Before he enlisted, he was employed as a passenger porter at Dundee West Station.
Dundee Courier 10th June 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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