John B. Lindsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 766
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.F.25.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 67a Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Peter & Joseph

  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Lindsay

  • Children:

    Jane, born 16.03.1912 & John, born 08.02.1914

More about John B. Lindsay



Pathetic circumstances attend the death in action of Private John Lindsay, 5th Black Watch, a Dundee man, as a widow and two young children are left to mourn his loss.

The intimation of his death is contained in a letter received by his wife, who resides at 67a Lochee Road, from a chaplain.  Private Lindsay has two brothers serving with the 5th Black Watch, Private Peter Lindsay and Corporal Joseph Lindsay, and in a letter to Mrs Lindsay Joseph writes regarding his brothers death :– “Just a few lines to say that I am quite well, but John was shot while we were advancing, and died on the field.  I cannot express what I feel. For he was my pal at home and out here.”

Twenty-four years of age, Private Lindsay had served about eleven years with the Territorials.

Dundee Courier 19th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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