Alfred Cruickshank

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17592
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 12.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 94 to 96

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 5 North Ellen St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Baker, James Durkie, Hilltown, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Catherine Cruickshank, 5 North Ellen St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Cruickshank, 5 North Ellen St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander & Adam

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alfred Cruickshank

Alfred has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the brother of Trooper Alexander Cruickshank, 1054, Scottish Horse, who was killed in action, 01.10.1915.

Alfred Cruickshank   S/17592   Black Watch

Official Intimation was received yesterday by Mr James Cruickshank, 5 North Ellen Street Dundee, that his son, Lance-Corporal Alf Cruickshank, had been killed in action or had died from wounds.  Lance-Corporal Cruickshank, who was 22 years of age, was formerly an apprentice baker with Mr James D. Durkie, Hilltown.  He enlisted almost immediately after the outbreak of war in the Argyll and Southern Highlanders, and had seen about three years’ service in France.  He was wounded with the Argylls, and on returning to the front in October last was transferred to the Black Watch.  His brother, Trooper Alex. Cruickshank, of the Scottish Horse fell in action at Gallipoli, and another brother, Gunner Adam Cruickshank, R.G.A., is serving at Salonika.

Dundee Courier 17th April 1918

 

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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