Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 4624
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 15.05.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.R.14.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 62 Cauldrum St, Dundee
- Occupation: Ploughman, Eastbank, Longforgan
Margaret Linn, 62 Caldrum St, Dundee
More about Andrew Linn
Andrew LINN Black Watch
Lance-Corporal, Andrew Linn, one of three Dundee soldier brothers, has been killed at the front. His parents reside at 62 Caldrum Street.
Lance-Corpl. Linn, met his death as the result of an accident. He was carrying two boxes of bombs up to a trench, when one of the boxes, from some unknown cause, exploded, mortally wounding Lance-Corporal, Linn, and injuring two other men. His company officer in a sympathetic letter to deceased’s parents, states that Lance-Corporal, Linn bore his wounds heroically. He was a lad of great promise, and had only recently been promoted. Nineteen years of age. Lance-Corporal, Linn enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and was previously employed as a ploughman at Eastbank, Longforgan. His two brothers are also on active service.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Gary Thomson
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