Alexander Whannell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1346
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 07.10.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXX.J.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.01.1886
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh
  • Address: 41 Hill Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Marjory Davidson, Quarry Cottage, Wellbank

  • Father:

    William McWhannell

  • Siblings:

    Thomas, Rebecca Marjory, Christina & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Whannell

The family were known as both Whannell & MacWhannell/McWhannell

This man is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour as MacWhannell and has two separate entries in the Peoples Journal War Memorial supplement, one as Whannell and one under the name of MacWhannell.

Alexander’s brother Thomas also served during the Great War and returned home safely. He was Pte Thomas MacWhannell/McWannell, 39434, 2nd Company, 16th Battalion Royal Scots, who was taken prisoner 11.04.1917 at Vimy, and held captive at Limburg Lahn P.O.W. Camp in Germany.

Additional information kindly supplied by Genevieve Hutton

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