John Tighe

Military Information

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  • Service no: 76647
  • Rank: Sergeant
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Corps
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  • Place of Death: Brook St, Dundee
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 05.08.1919
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 16 Brook St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Mary Tighe

  • Father:

    John Tighe, 2 Park Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Williamina Abbott, 16 Brook St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Mary Carroll Tighe, born 04.10.1914

More about John Tighe

John initially joined the Kings Own Scottish Borderers 10.08.1904, Reg No 8935, initially signing up for 3 years army service & 9 years in the reserve but extended his service and completed 7 years service. He was re-engaged in the army in 1912 and was mobilised for war with the K.O.S.B. 05.08.1914. He transferred  to the Machine Gun Corps at some point before transferring to the Tank Corps 26.08.1917. He was discharged from the Army 14.01.1919 as being medically unfit due to suffering from Sarcoma, this illness was attributed to his war service. John is believed to have died in 1919 from his illness.

There is no record of John on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W.

John Tighe   76647   Kings Own Scottish Boarders (Royal Tank Corps)

TIGHE___At Brook Street, on 5th August 1919, the result of wounds received in action, Sergeant John Tighe, K.O.S.B., second eldest son of John and Mary Tighe, 120 Overgate, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 16th August 1919

Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Additional information kindly supplied by Pat Brownhill and Michael Caldwell

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