Peter Finlayson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 2155
  • Rank: Trooper
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Fife & Forfar Yeomanry
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 16.12.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 20

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Bonhill
  • Address: Oakshaw, Bonhill
  • Occupation: D. M. Brown, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Finlayson, Oakshaw, Bonhill, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire

  • Father:

    Peter Finlayson, Oakshaw, Bonhill

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter Finlayson

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

Peter Finlayson   2155   1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

Trooper Finlayson, 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, was a son of Mr Peter Finlayson, Oakshaw, Bonhill, and died from wounds received at the Dardanelles on 16th December.  Deceased was 28 years of age, and was a native of Bonhill.  He joined the colours in September, 1914, and prior to enlisting was employed with Mr D. M. Brown, draper, Dundee.  Trooper Finlayson died on an hospital ship on his way to Alexandria.  Deceased was well known in Dundee, and news of his death will be learned with regret.

Dundee People’s Journal 25th December1915

DUNDEE TROOPER DIES FROM WOUNDS.

Trooper Finlayson, 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, son of Mr Peter Finlayson, Oakshaw, Bonhill, has died from wounds at Dardanelles on 16th December

Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was a native of Bonhill.  He joined the colours in September last year, and prior to enlisting was employed with Mr D. M. Brown, draper, Dundee.  In this district he was well known.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 28th December1915

Mr Peter Finlayson, Oakshaw, Bonhill, has received official intimation from the War Office that his youngest son, Trooper Peter Finlayson, No. 2155, 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, died of wounds on the hospital ship at the Dardanelles on 16th curt.  Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was a native of Bonhill, and, prior to joining the colours a year last September, was employed with Mr D. M. Brown, draper, Dundee, where he was well known.

Dundee People’s Journal 1st January 1916

Additional information and images kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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