Peter Lavery

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7643
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 20.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 74 Alexander Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer, Wallace Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Sarah Lavery, 74 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Peter, born 01.04.1912 & John, born 04.02.1915

More about Peter Lavery

Peter has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memor

Peter Lavery   7643    Highland Light Infantry

Not Dead, but Wounded.

Mrs Lavery, 74 Alexander Street, is experiencing the silver lining after the dark cloud.  A letter written by a Dundee soldier to a friend had a postscript which said, “I suppose you have heard that Lavery was killed.”  This was taken to refer to Pte. Peter Lavery, of the H.L.I., and information was conveyed to Mrs Lavery.  She had doubts, however, and held high hopes that her husband would be spared to her.  These were realised, as she received intimation from the War Office that her husband had been wounded in action.  The letter also bore the words. “Nature of wound is not stated, but understood to be a gunshot wound.”  Private Lavery is also a reservist, and before being called up was a labourer in Wallace Foundry.

Dundee Courier 2nd November 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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