Arthur Ogilvie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17152
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 20.07.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVI.C.18.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 351 Clepington Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, Smith Hood & Co, Coal Merchants, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Collings Ogilvie, 351 Clepington Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Ogilvie

  • Siblings:

    John & Catherine

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Arthur Ogilvie

Lance-Corporal Ogilvie died of dysentery at Lembourg German Prison Camp, near Lille. He was taken prisoner in April 1918, when he had just rejoined his Regiment after recovering from wounds received at Arras in 1917.

Arthur Ogilvie   S/17152   Gordon Highlanders

DUNDEE SOLDIER’S FATE.

Information has been received in Dundee of the death while a prisoner of war in Germany of No. 17152 Lance- Corporal Arthur Ogilvie, Gordon Highlanders, whose home address was 351 Clepington Road, Dundee.  Lance-Cpl. Ogilvie joined up in January, 1917.  After being several months in the fighting line on the western front he was wounded.  After five months in a London hospital, he again proceeded to France on 31st March, 1918.  Ten days later he was taken prisoner, and since then his parents have only received four postcards from him while he was in Limburg.  The last card received was written on 10th July, 1918.

Official report of his death due to dysentery has been received, the date of his sad end being given as 20th July. 1918.  Prior to enlistment Lance-Corporal Ogilvie was employed as a clerk with Smith, Hood, and Co., Ltd., coal merchants, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 5th September 1919

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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