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: Dundee
- Service no: S/7564
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 09.08.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.27.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Temple Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Tenter
Jane Reilly, 2 Blackness Rd, Dundee
John Reilly, 2 Blackness Rd, Dundee
John & Thomas
More about Patrick Reilly
On 9 August 1915, S-7564 Pte. Patrick Reilly, 8th Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action in France, aged 24. The son of Mrs Jane Reilly, 2 Blackness Road, Dundee, Patrick was a tenter at Tay Works before the war. He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France, II. A. 27.
DUNDEE SOLDIER LEAVES FOR ACTIVE SERVICE UNAWARE THAT HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED IN ACTION. Official intimation was yesterday received by Mrs Jane Reilly, 4 Temple Lane, Dundee, that her son, Private Patrick Reilly, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action on 9th August. Private Reilly was 23 years of age, and was employed as a tenter in Tay Works, Dundee, prior to enlisting. A telegram containing the sad news was despatched to his brother, Private John Reilly, Durham Light Infantry, but intimation was sent that he had left for service abroad. The Courier, Wednesday, 18 August 1915, 4.
Patrick was the brother of Cpl John Reilly 13258, 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, who was killed in action, 07.10.1916 and Pte Thomas Reilly, 33371, 13th Battalion Royal Scots.
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