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:
- Service no: 178
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 4th Regiment, 'C' Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 18.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: London Cemetery & Extension Longueval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: 3.F.29.
- Date of Birth: 1881
- Place of Birth: Markinch, Fife
- Occupation: Plumber
Agnes Paul, 49 Union St, Broughty Ferry
Robert Paul, 49 Union St, Broughty Ferry
Annie – born 1884, Maggie – born 1886, George – born 1889
Florence Paul, 33 Boundary Lane, Walworth, London
Robert, born 10.04.1905 & William, born 11.12.1907
More about John Paul
John is remembered on St. Aidans Church, Broughty Ferry War Memorial.
John Paul 178 South African Scottish
BROUGHTY FERRY COLONIAL KILLED IN ACTION.
Private John Paul, son of Mr Robert Paul, slater, Union Street, Broughty Ferry, has been killed. The soldier’s wife, who resided in London, has been officially informed of the death in action on 18th July.
During the Boer War he enlisted in the Scottish Horse, and served in Africa till the close of hostilities. Remaining in South Africa, he followed his trade as a plumber till the outbreak of the present war, where he again became a soldier, and took part in Botha’s campaign. He later saw service in Egypt. Deceased was 34 years of age, and leaves a widow and two of a family.
Dundee Courier 10th August 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by John’s great niece Elaine Paul and Michael Caldwell
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