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: Perth
- Service no: 3475
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 28
- Date of Death: 25.01.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.H.1.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Airdrie
- Address: 80 Blackness Road, Dundee
Susan Brown (formally Neilson) 52c Smeaton St, Kirkaldy
More about John Neilson
John Neilson 3475 2nd Black Watch
METHIL BROTHERS IN CASUALTY LIST.
Private John Neilson, 2nd Black Watch, was reported wounded on 9th May. Nothing was heard of him until his brother, Private Alex Neilson, of the same Battalion, who is lying in hospital in Aberdeen, received a letter from a comrade at the front stating that when on patrol duty he found the body of John on the battlefield on 6th July, where it had lain for two months. Besides other marks of identification a letter from his sweetheart was found on the body.
Private Neilson had served seven years with the colours, and was 26 years of age. Both brothers, who are natives of Methil, went to France with the Indian Expeditionary Force.
Dundee Courier 14th July 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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