Andrew Bowie McCrae

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Buckden
  • Service no: 5142
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Household Cavalry
  • Unit/Ship: Lovat Scouts
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 17.11.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Lala Baba Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 15.12.1886
  • Place of Birth: Dundee/St Andrews?
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Solicitor, Gair & Gibson, Falkirk
  • Mother:

    Jeanie McLintock McCrae, “Rosemount” Crail, Fife

  • Father:

    John McCrae, “Rosemount” Crail, Fife

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More about Andrew Bowie McCrae

Andrew B. McCrae   5142  Lovat Scouts



Intimation was received in Dundee yesterday that Corporal Andrew B. M’Crae, Lovat Scouts, had died of wounds in Gallipoli on 17th November.

Corporal M’Crae, was the youngest son of Mr John M’Crae, for many years gas manager at Dundee, and brother of Mr Boyd M’Crae, a solicitor in the city.  He was educated at Dundee High School, and afterwards proceeded to St Andrews University, where he gained M.A. degree while at Edinburgh University, he took a degree of L.L.B.  He was resident in Falkirk for several years, being associated with Messrs Gair & Gibson, an old-established firm of solicitors, at the time he enlisted in September of last year.  Corporal M’Crae was well known in football circles, having played for Queen’s Park and latterly for Falkirk.  He was about 27 years of age.

Dundee Courier 26th November 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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