Great War Dundee
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John Crichton Rae
- Date of enlistment: 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 235643
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 25.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8 & 9
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 51 Smalls Wynd, Dundee
- Occupation: Apprentice Baker, Mr Johnston, Union St, Dundee
Mary Rae, 45 Commercial St, Dundee
More about John Crichton Rae
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
John Crichton Rae 235643 Gordon Highlanders
DUNDEE SOLDIER’S DEATH IN ACTION.
Official intimation has been received by Mr David Rae, 51 Small’s Wynd, Dundee, that his son, Private John C. Rae, who was posted as missing on March 21, 1918, has now been presumed killed on that date.
Enlisting in the Cyclist Corps in 1915, Pte. Rae went to France in October, 1917, being later transferred to the Gordon Highlanders. Deceased was about 20 years of age, and was employed as an apprentice baker with Mr Johnston, Union Street, Dundee, previous to enlistment.
Dundee Courier 2nd July 1919
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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