Peter Lindsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2393
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 08/06/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery And Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III. F. 9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Cotton Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Porter, Goods Dept, Caledonian Railway, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Lindsay, 2 Court St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    James, John, Andrew, George, William & Betsy

  • Spouse:

    Jane Cavins, 4 Cotton Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    Peter, born 08.10.1912 & Isabella, born 03.03.1915

More about Peter Lindsay

Peter’s five brothers all served during the Great War. Pte William Lindsay 6805, 7th Battalion Black Watch, was killed in action 13.11.1916, Pte George Lindsay 5233, 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action 17.04.1916, James, John and Andrew all survived the war.

Peter Lindsay 2393 Black Watch



Death came to Private Lindsay, a member of the 5th Black Watch, in a peculiar way. His wife, who lives at 4 Cotton Road, was informed in a letter from a chaplain that her husband had been feeling faint, and he crawled out of the trench to get some water. As he did not return a party went out in search, and they found him lying dead by the side of a small stream. He is supposed to have succumbed while in a fainting fit.

Deceased was 24 years of age, and is survived by a wife and two young children, one of whom is but three months old. He was a porter in the goods department of the Caledonian Railway prior to enlistment when war was declared. In January he was slightly wounded, and though he was sent to hospital he returned straight to the trenches.

Dundee Courier 22nd June 1915

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldqwell

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