McCarogher, John Ommaney


War Service:
Private 1848 JOHN OMMANEY McCAROGHER of 1/14th battalion London Regiment (London Scottish) was killed in action on 1 November 1914.The London Scottish went into action for the first time at Messines and in their first action lost 394 men killed, wounded or missing.

John McCarogher was buried on the battlefield but his grave was subsequently lost and he is now remembered on the Menin Gate.

Location of Memorial:
He is commemorated on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of the Old Dunstonians Rugby Football Club.

He was born in Inverkeithing in Scotland, the son of Ernest McCarogher and the late Lillie McCarogher. His father was a bank manager. He was educated at Lansdowne School, Croydon and then attended St Dunstan’s College in Catford from 1907 to 1913. On leaving school he worked for the Borneo Company and joined the London Scottish. He was mobilised in August 1914.

St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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