This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Leo Frederick David Sherriff
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: During the Battle of Ancre, near River Somme
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 13/11/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Lonsdale Cemetery, Authille
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VII. A. 2.
- Date of Birth: 28.03.1891
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 'Edgemoor', Broughty Ferry
George Sherriff (Flax Merchant)
Charles Bertram Sherriff & G. J. Sherriff
Mrs Sherriff, “Edgemoor” Broughty Ferry
More about Leo Frederick David Sherriff
Second Lieutenant Leo Frederick David Sherriff (Fred) was commissioned in the 4th Black Watch in September 1915 before landing in France during September 1916. He is named on the 1914-1918 War Memorial in St. Margaret’s Church, Barnhill. He is also named on the Roll of Honour for St. Stephens Church, Broughty Ferry. Leo was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is also remembered on the schools war memorial.
Frederick D. Sherriff Second-Lieutenant Black Watch
DUNDEE OFFICER KILLED.
Intimation has been received by Mrs George Sherriff, Edgemoor, Broughty Ferry, in a letter from the battalion chaplain, that her husband, Second-Lieutenant Frederick D. Sherriff, Black Watch, has been killed in action. The deceased officer was the third son of the late Mr George Sherriff, flax merchant, and had been at the front for about two months. He joined a Territorial battalion of the Black Watch, and got his commission in September, 1915. He was 22 years of age.
Lieut. Sherriff was educated at the High School, and was formerly engaged in the office of a firm of manufacturers in the city. His two brothers are with the colours. Lieut. C. B. Sherriff was mobilised with a Black Watch battalion at the outbreak of war, and served in France for some time. Second-Lieutenant G. J. Sherriff is in the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Dundee Courier 24th November 1916
Information kindly supplied by Christine Johnston, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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