This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Adair Peebles
- Date of enlistment: 02.10.1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 30.04.1918
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XI.C.16.
- Date of Birth: 16.12.1896
- Place of Birth: Carnoustie
- Occupation: Grocer
Robert Adair, Anna Margaret Adair & Amy Adair
More about John Adair Peebles
Son of David & Margaret Peebles of Carnoustie. John enlisted in Dundee and joined the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry with the number 2166 and subsequently 345240. He served in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from the landing at Suvla Bay until his evacuation in January 1916. He then served in Egypt and was recommended for Officer training at the 53rd Training Depot at Kinghorn.
He was gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in November 1917. He was then posted to Flanders 20.04.1918 and was killed just ten days later on 30.04.1918.
His brother Robert also served during the Great War but was invalided out after being wounded for a second time.
Both John and Robert worked for the family business of Peebles Brothers, which had several shops in Dundee.
John was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the school’s war memorial.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, with additional information supplied by Rolf Adair Peebles.
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