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Private Michael Meechan

9th Battalion Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles )
Service No: 38081

Michael Meechan grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Michael Meechan of 7a Henderson St, Coatbridge. Michael made a Will dated 06/07/1918. He left the whole of his property and effects to his sister Mrs Rose Stevenson of Kingsland, 472 Main St, Bellshill

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 70 Buchanan St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 28/09/1918




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Buried / Remembered

Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations, except New Zealand, who died in the Salient, in the case of United Kingdom casualties before 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The Tyne Cot Memorial now bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

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