George Harrison Neil

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
  • Service no: 2130
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 20 Lawson Place, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Susan Neil, 2 Kinnaird St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Neil

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Gibson Neil, James Neil, Robert Neil & William Neil

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Harrison Neil

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial

3 of his brothers also fell, they were, Sergeant James Neil 7047, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 15.05.1915, Driver Robert Neil 18417, 69th Field Company, Royal Engineers, died 07.03.1919 & Sergeant William Neil 7459, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 17.05.1915. His brother Alexander served as a Private with the 2nd Divisional Train, Canadian Army Service Corps, 135936, and returned home safely.

George Harrison Neil   2130   Black Watch

NEIL___Killed in action in France, on the 25th September, 1915, 2130 Drummer George H. Neil, aged 25 years, of the 2d Black Watch, I.E.F., youngest son of Mrs S. Neil, 2 Kinnaird Street, also on the 17th May, 1915, Sergeants James and William Neil, 2d H.L.I., eldest and second sons of Mrs Neil, 2 Kinnaird Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 16th October 1915

NEIL___In loving memory of 2130 Drummer George H. Neil, Black Watch, who was killed in action at Loos, September 25th 1915, youngest son of Mrs S. Neil, 2 Kinnaird Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 29th September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by John Kennedy and Michael Caldwell

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