Peter Gellatly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 9160
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 23.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15B

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 167 Alexander Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mother, 23 Kerrs Lane, Lochee, Dundee

  • Father:

    Father, 23 Kerrs Lane, Lochee, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes Gellatly, 167 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Peter Gellatly

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

Peter Gellatly  9160  Cameron Highlander

DUNDEE CAMERON HIGHLANDER WOUNDED.

Shrapnel in Right Side.

In a letter to his father and mother, who reside at 23 Kerr’s Lane, Lochee, Private Peter Gellatly. Of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, states that he has been wounded, and is lying in hospital at Birmingham, but is keeping well, and expects to be out shortly.

“I had this morning the first egg I have had for a long time,” he says, “and it was a luxury.  It is a shell wound in the right side I have got, and I am to be put under the X-rays.  I also expect I will have to go through an operation, as I don’t think the bit of shrapnel has been removed yet.  It is not keeping me from eating, however, so you will know it is not very bad.  Don’t worry.

“It is simply lovely lying in a nice soft bed instead of the trenches, but as long as the boys are fighting out there my mind is not at ease, for I can’t help thinking about them.  They have some rough times.”

Dundee Evening Telegraph 9th November 1914

Peter Gellatly   9160   Cameron Highlanders

DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING.

Official intimation has been received by Mrs Gellatly, 167 Alexander Street, Dundee, that her husband. Private P. Gellatly, Cameron Highlanders, has been missing since 23rd June.  Private Gellatly, who was in the regular army went to France with the Expeditionary Force at the beginning of the war, and has been twice wounded.

Mrs Gray, mother-in-law of Private Gellatly, who also resides at 167 Alexander Street, has given four of her sons to the army, one of whom has been killed in action, and three are still serving with the forces.  Two other sons of Mrs Gray are at present working on munitions.

Dundee Courier 15th August 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about Peter Gellatly'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: