John Small

Military Information

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Hohenzollern Reboubt, France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.27

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 10.11.1886
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  • Mother:

    Eliza Anderson Small “Wentworth” Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    John Small, “Wentworth” Broughty Ferry

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More about John Small

Son of John and Elizabeth Small of Broughty Ferry.

M.A. St Andrews, LL.B. Edinburgh, Advocate.

John Small   Second-Lieutenant Black Watch

The death is reported in action on April 29th of Lieutenant John Small, who is well known in Broughty Ferry. Lieutenant Small was the only son of the late Mr John Small, of Wentworth, Jamaica and Wentworth Broughty Ferry, who was the first man to cultivate coconuts in Jamaica, which he started to do 1853.

Lieutenant Small was educated at the Dundee High School, took his M.A. degree at St Andrews when he was 18, and his LL.B., with honours, in Edinburgh when was 21.   He was advocate in practice, and joined the Royal Scots the outbreak of the war. Shortly afterwards he got, a commission in the Black Watch. He had been on active service since September 1915.

Dundee People’s Journal 6th May 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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