John McLeod Neave

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Rank: First Mate
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Jacona
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 49
  • Date of Death: 12.08.1915
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Barnhill Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Section M. Lair 344

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
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  • Mother:

    Catherine Neave

  • Father:

    John Neave

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Sarah McPherson Neave (nee Paterson) 6 Alpha Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

More about John McLeod Neave

The S.S. Jacona was a British Merchant Steamer of 2,970 tons. On 12 August 1915 when en route from the Tees to Montreal she struck a mine and sank 25 miles North North West from Troupe Head, Banffshire with the loss of 29 of her crew.

John McLeod Neave   First Mate   SS Jacona

NEAVE___In loving memory of my dear beloved husband, John M. Neave, who was drowned at sea, 12th August 1915.

In loving memory of my dear brother-in-law, John M. Neave, chief officer, SS Jacona, lost in the North Sea, 12th August 1915.

Dundee People’s Journal 12th August 1916

Report of the sinking of SS. Jacona –   Dundee Evening Telegraph 9th February 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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