John Joseph Egan
|Street:||37 Glover Street|
|Town/Village:||Leith, Midlothian, Scotland|
|Alternative Address:||Healy's Terrace, Longford.|
Residing at Healy's Terrace
|Regiment/Unit:||Seaforth Highlanders / [Royal Defence Corps, 181 "B" Coy]/ [Labour Corps, 12th Coy] / [Royal Scottish Fusiliers]|
|Regiment Number:||18071 /  / |
|Date of Death:|
|Cause:||Survived the war|
John Egan was born in Longford 5 January 1899. The Egan family moved to Scotland in the early 20th century. Prior to enlistment in the army in 1916, John was working as a labourer and a railway fireman (stoking steam engines).
During the war, Private Egan served in France, as well as England, Scotland and, briefly, in Ireland. John Egan was a brother of Private Michael Egan, also of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed on the Western Front in May 1915.
|Parents Names:||Son of the late Michael and Mary Egan.|
|Notes:||The Great War took a toll on Private Egan's health, and he suffered from cardiac (heart) problems for a period due to fatigue duties.|