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: 7414
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 'D' Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 26.08.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Betsy McLaren, 17 South Rd, Dundee, Joseph and 1 other brother
More about Andrew McLaren
Andrew has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Major Joseph McLaren, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action, 23.04.1915.
Andrew McLaren 7414 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
LOCHEE MAN KILLED
FIGHTING WITH HIGHLAND REGIMENT.
Official information has been given by the War Office to his brother and sister in Lochee that Sergeant Andrew McLaren, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action on 20th August. The news of his death has caused widespread regret in the district, where he was well known.
Sergeant A. McLaren was an ideal soldier. Standing over six feet in height, he had few equals in the British army at sports. He held the regimental championship for tossing the caber for some years in India. Previous to gaining the rank of sergeant he served in the army for about fifteen years at home and abroad. Although slightly wounded in the South African campaign, Sergeant McLaren took part in all the engagements with his gallant regiment__ “ the thin red line” of history. He gained the medal and clasp for his brave deeds in that campaign, and was highly esteemed by his comrades.
Dundee Courier 16th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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