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:
- Service no: Clyde Z/392
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 20.11.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. 205.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 39 Lochee Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Boilermaker, Ward Foundry, Guthrie St, Dundee
Mary McLeish Strachan, 39 Lochee Rd, Dundee
Thomas Gardener Strachan, 39 Lochee Rd, Dundee
More about Thomas Strachan
Thomas Strachan CZ/392 Drake Bn Royal Naval Division
DUNDEE MAN DIES FROM WOUNDS
RECEIVED IN ACTION AT DARDANELLES.
Deep regret will be expressed by a wide circle of friends in Dundee at the announcement of the death of Able Seaman Thomas Strachan, of the Royal Naval Division.
His father Mr Thomas Strachan, 39 Lochee Road, Dundee, has received the following letter from the Royal Naval Division Record Office:—“I deeply regret to inform you that a telegram from Alexandria has been received here announcing the death of your son on 20th November, from wounds received in action on Gallipoli Peninsula.”
A.B. Strachan was attached to the Drake Battalion of the 1st Brigade of the R.N.D., which he joined shortly after the R.N.D. was inaugurated. He left for the Dardanelles in February. He was 25 years of age, and was previously employed in Ward Foundry, Guthrie Street, as a boilermaker.
Dundee Courier 7th December 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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