This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John R. Thain
- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 635280
- Rank: Gunner
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 256th Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 17.05.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: St. Nicolas British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.K.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 10 Airlie Pl, Dundee
Margaret Thain, “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee
William Thain, “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee
More about John R. Thain
John was the brother of Pte David Robertson Thain, 39370, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who died of wounds 28.03.1918.
John Thain 635280 Royal Field Artillery
DUNDEE GUNNER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mr and Mrs W. Thain, 10 Airlie Terrace, Dundee, have received intimation of the death from wounds of their son, Gunner John Thain, R.F.A.
Gunner Thain joined the army in September, 1914, and had been over two years at the front. He was 21 years of age and well known in Dundee athletic circles, having played for Dundee Victoria C.C. and also for Roineach Mhoe F. C. Gunner Thain is a grandson of ex-Bailie John Robertson.
Dundee Courier 2nd June 1917
Additional information and photo’s kindly supplied by Alexander Forsyth. Further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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