John Crichton Rae

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 235643
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 51 Smalls Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Baker, Mr Johnston, Union St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Rae, 45 Commercial St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Rae

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Crichton Rae

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

John Crichton Rae   235643   Gordon Highlanders


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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