John B. Lindsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 766
  • Rank: Private
  • 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

PRIVATE WITH ELEVAN YEARS’ SERVICE.

LEAVES WIDOW AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

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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