John Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7655
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 10.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 & 40

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 76 High St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Joan Smith, 76 High St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Smith

John is believed to be the brother of Pte William Smith, 8996, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots, who was killed in action 24.11.1914.

John Smith   7655   Cameron Highlanders

Mrs Smith, 76 High Street, Dundee, mourns the loss of her two sons who were killed in action.  The elder son, Private William Smith (29), of the 2d Royal Scots, was killed on 24th November, and yesterday she received the news of the death of her second son, Private John Smith (25), 2d Cameron Highlanders.

The information is contained in a letter from Private A. Christie, who writes :__”It is with deepest regret I inform you of the death of your son john, who was killed on 10 inst.  All the company sympathise with you at the loss of John, as he was well respected in the company.  He was a good soldier.”

Dundee Evening Telegraph 21st May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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