John R. Thain

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 635280
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Airlie Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Thain, “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Thain, “Ivy Bank” West Ferry, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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