John Ogilvy Findlay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: August 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 2864
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Regiment, South African Scottish
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 09.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 351 Clepington Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Johannesburg Railway, South Africa
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    George Findlay

  • Siblings:

    Ida Lawrence Findlay & 2 Brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Ogilvy Findlay

Private Findlay enlisted in August 1915 and was severely wounded at Delville Wood on 30 July 1916. He was one of three sons of the late George Findlay, Jute Merchant, Dundee, who rushed from three continents to answer their Country’s call.

John O. Findlay   2864  South African Scottish


Official intimation has been received by his relatives, who reside at 351 Clepington Road, Dundee, of the death in action of Private John O. Findlay of the South African Scottish.  Pte. Findlay who was 26 years of age, was a son of the late Mr George Findlay, jute merchant, and was a pupil of the Morgan Academy.  He went to South Africa some years ago to join the clerical staff of the Johannesburg Railway, and was formerly in the service of the Caledonian Railway Company as a clerk at Dundee West.  He enlisted in September, 1915.

Dundee Courier 5th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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