This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John McLeod Neave
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: First Mate
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Sarah McPherson Neave (nee Paterson) 6 Alpha Tce, Broughty Ferry
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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