John Ross Speirs

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Errol
  • Service no: 20271
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.05.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Clytte Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.B.35.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Sunderland
  • Address: 46 Watson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Errol Brickworks
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Speirs, Erskine St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Ann Speirs, 27 Lyon St, Dundee

  • Children:

    John, born 13.12.1900, Elizabeth, born 16.08.1902, James, born 26.03.1904, Alexander, born 07.01.1909, Jessie, born 10.06.1911, Albert, born 18.06.1913 & George, born 09.12.1915

More about John Ross Speirs

John Ross Speirs   20271   Royal Scots


Intimation has been received in a letter from the Rev. J. Rae, a chaplain at the front, of the death of Private John Speirs, of the Royal Scots.  The chaplain states that Private Speirs succumbed to a bullet wound, and was buried in a cemetery in presence of a number of his comrades.

Private Speirs leaves a widow and family, who reside at 46 Watson Street, Dundee.  He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and prior to enlistment he was employed at Errol Brickworks.  Private Speirs was the only son of Mr and Mrs John Speirs, Erskine Street, and his father has been employed for many years as a compositor in the “Courier” Office.

Dundee Courier 25th May 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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