James Todd Wann

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 13351
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 25.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 11.12.1886
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Shepherds Loan, Dundee
  • Occupation: Police Constable, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Clementina Wann, 68 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Wann

  • Siblings:

    2 brothers

  • Spouse:

    Bertha Hogg Wann, 144 Princes St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Alice Hogg Hunter Wann

More about James Todd Wann

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Letter to Bertha Hogg Wann from Regimental Colonel

“Pte Wann was mortally wounded on the night of the 25th. On that date he was with his company in the front line and was on sentry duty about 11pm. There was then some shelling by the enemy and a shell burst close to the butt where he was stationed. He was severely wounded by the flying pieces of the shell, being hit in the back of the left shoulder and of the neck. He was at once attended to, but died whilst being conveyed to the aid post.”

“Pte James T. Wann, Scots Guards who has died from wounds was a son of the late James Wann and Mrs Wann 68 Peddie St, Dundee. Before he enlisted Pte Wann was a constable on night duty in the Western Division of Dundee City Police and prior to joining the police he was in the employment of the Caledonian Railway Company of Dundee.”

Dundee Courier 13 April 1918

Additional information and image courtesy of Dundee Police Memorial booklet

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