Great War Dundee
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:
- Rank: Fireman & Trimmer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: S.S. Ladoga
- Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
- Place of Death: Lost At Sea
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 16.04.1918
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 31 Dura St, Dundee
Jessie Rennie (nee McKinlay) 31 Dura St, Dundee
More about John Rennie
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.
The S.S. Ladoga was a 1,900 ton defensively armed British Merchant Ship. On 16 April 1918 she was en route from Bilbao to Maryport with a cargo of Iron Ore, when 15 miles South East of South Arklow Light Vessel Ireland, she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German Submarine UB-73 with the loss of 29 lives.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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