John Ryan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
  • Service no: 46953
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 20th Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 26.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 154 to 159 & 163A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Alves, Morayshire
  • Address: 2 Lawrence Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Aerated Water Bottler
  • Mother:

    Mary Jane Sutherland

  • Father:

    George McPherson Ryan

  • Siblings:

    Margaret, James (died 1899), Mary, Helen, Elizabeth, Andrew, Jane & James Fraser

  • Spouse:

    Innes Cable Dignan, 2 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John Ryan

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Formerly 1831, Black Watch. He was the brother of Pte Andrew Ryan, T/419218, Royal Army Service Corps, who served during the war and returned home safely.


Mrs Ryan, 2 Lawrence Street, Dundee, has been officially notified that her husband, Private John Ryan, Machine Gun Corps, is presumed to have been killed on 26th October, 1917.  Private Ryan was reported wounded and missing on that date.  Deceased had been three times wounded previously.

Dundee Courier 1st April 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further additional information very kindly supplied by Irene Phillips

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