Rev Herbert Dunn

RankSecond Lieutenant Rev Herbert Dunn - Copyright Louise McCandlish (
Medals1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentCameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st/8th Battalion
Military Service

1914  enlisted in the Sportsman’s Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers on 1st December

1915 commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 8th Cameronians 16th April.  Joined the battalion in Gallipoli 18th August


11th April 1882, Glasgow

Death25th October 1915
Circumstances of Death

Died of gastro-enteritis at No 19 General Hospital, Alexandria

BurialAlexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Q. 535


Herbert Dunn’s gravestone at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery Copyright University of Glasgow

Herbert Dunn’s gravestone at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Copyright University of Glasgow


James Dunn (1833-1886) and Helen Turner (1842-1917)

Father's Occupation

Fish merchant


Jessie (c1866- ), David (c1867- ), Margaret (c1868- ), Turner (1869-1901), Lucy (b &d 1870), Helen (1871-1912), Mary (b & d 1873), Katharine (c1875- ), James (c1876- ), Florence (c1878- ), Frederick (1880- ), Bannatyne (c1884- )




Glasgow Academy

Sedbergh School

University of Glasgow, MA (1903), BD (1907)


Minister of the Church of Scotland. Licensed by Presbytery of Glasgow 1907, assistant at the West Parish, Greenock. Ordained on 8th September 1909 and became minister at Sheuchan Parish Church, Stranraer. Granted a year’s leave of absence from his charge about November 1914.

1891 Census

Annet House, Shore Road, Largs (living with grandmother)

1901 Census

20 Park Circus, Glasgow

Home Address

Sheuchan Parish Church Manse, Stranraer

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 353
Other Memorials

Scottish Ministers War Memorial, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

The Glasgow Academy Chronicle of December 1916 records the dedication of a memorial tablet to Herbert Dunn: The dedication of the brass memorial plate in Sheuchan Parish Church, Stranraer, to Lieutenant the Rev. Herbert Dunn, minister of the congregation, who died while on service in the East, was performed at a special service by the Rev. Nichol Service, of the·West Church, Greenock. The memorial bears the following· inscription ;-” In memory of the Rev. Herbert Dunn, B.D., minister of this Parish 1909-1915, Lieutenant in Scottish Rifles, 8th Battalion, who died on active service at Alexandria, Egypt, 29th October, 1915, aged 33 years. Faithful unto death.”

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Museum, Hamilton, The University of Glasgow, Ancestry (, Findmypast (,

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

Family Search –

The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –

Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae volume 2. 1915

GlasgowAcademy Chronicle December 1916



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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