Andrew Linn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4624
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 62 Cauldrum St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Ploughman, Eastbank, Longforgan
  • Mother:

    Margaret Linn, 62 Caldrum St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    2 brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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