George Sivewright

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4429
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal,
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: July 1888
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Elizabeth Street, Dundee.
  • Occupation: Mechanic and Labourer
  • Mother:

    Margaret Christie

  • Father:

    John Sivewright

  • Siblings:

    John, Jean, Maggie, Charles

  • Spouse:

    Sarah Sivewright

  • Children:

    Charles, Mary, Sarah, Jean, George

  • Age at Death: 53
  • Date of Death: 27/2/1942
  • Place of Death: Invergordon
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Rosskeen Parish Churchyard

More about George Sivewright

George Sivewright was awarded the Military Medal (M.M) for devotion to duty in 1917. In 1919, George was  awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M) for “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When some of the men were missing after a raid, he went out to search, and in spite of heavy machine gun fire, suceeded in bringing in the wounded, one of whom was behind the enemy’s front line.”

George later joined the R.A.F. He was buried with a military funeral in Invergordon, Scotland.

Information kindly supplied by George Sivewright, George’s grandson.

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