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: Dundee
- Service no: 2758
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 29.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 27 Heans Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Alexander Henderson Ltd, South Dudhope Works
Mary Ann Strachan, 27 Heans Lane, Dundee
Ellen, 04.09.1906, William, born 21.08.1909, Margaret, born 28.03.1911, Jemima, born 29.06.1913 & Georgina, born 22.09.1916
More about George Strachan
On 29 July 1916, 2758 Pte. George Strachan, 4/5th Black Watch, was killed in action in France, aged 27. A native of Dundee, Strachan had enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war.
His wife, Mary Ann Strachan, lived in Hean’s Lane, Dundee.
He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED. Mrs Strachan, 27 Hean’s Lane, Dundee, has received intimation of the death in action of her husband, Private Geo. Strachan, Black Watch.
The sad news was contained in a letter received from one of the deceased soldier’s comrades. Private Strachan, who was 27 years of age, enlisted two months after the outbreak of the war. He was formerly employed in the factory of Alex. Henderson & Sons, Limited, South Dudhope Works. The Courier, Monday, 7 August 1916, 4.
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