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: 1205
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 'A' Company, 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 05/12/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.G.2.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Monifieth
- Address: 55 Main Street, Dundee
Catherine Tallon, 55 Main St, Dundee
Thomas Tallon, 55 Main St, Dundee
More about Francis Tallon
Francis Tallon 1205 Black Watch
DIED IN THE TRENCHES.
“It is my most sorrowful duty to write giving you some very bad news about your son, Private F. Tallon, and I can only most earnestly trust strength and comfort will be given you to enable you to bear it. Your son, Private F. Tallon, No 1205, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, was killed in action at the trenches while bravely doing his duty.”
This was the sad message received yesterday by the parents of the deceased, who reside at 55 Main Street, Dundee. The date when the brave soldier met his end is not given, but the sender of the message, Rev. Andrew Macfarlane, Chaplain of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, adds that his death was instantaneous, and that he was buried the same evening at the rear of the trenches along with four comrades. Mr Macfarlane took the service over the grave, which he remarks, will be marked with a cross, and looked after in so far as it is possible in these unsettled times.
Dundee People’s Journal 12th December 1914
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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