George Brown Cruickshank

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200015
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Military Medal & Bar
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 01/11/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: La Clytte Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III. F. 17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 72 Princes Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Lorryman, Mutter, Howey & Co
  • Mother:

    Mary Cruickshank

  • Father:

    William Cruickshank

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elspeth Rae Cruickshank, 72 Princes St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Arnot, born 12.06.1907, George, born 23.06.1909, Williamina, born 14.06.1912 & Stephen, born 06.10.1916

More about George Brown Cruickshank

George Cruickshank   20015   Black Watch


Sergeant George Cruickshank, M.M., Black Watch, was killed in action on 1st November while returning with the transport section of his battalion after taking up rations to the trenches.  Only three months ago, for the gallantry he displayed in taking up supplies under a heavy bombardment, Sergeant Cruickshank gained the Military Medal, and within recent days the announcement was made that he had been awarded a bar to the decoration.  News of the heroic sergeant’s death has been conveyed to Mrs Cruickshank, who resides with her four children at 72 Princess Street, Dundee, in a letter from an officer.

Sergeant Cruickshank was a Territorial before the war, and was mobilised with his battalion, in which he was transport sergeant.  He went to France in February, 1915, and had previously been wounded.  He was formerly a lorryman in the employment of Mutter, Howey, & Co.

Dundee Courier 8th November 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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