Great War Dundee
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John Mitchell Sinclair
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
- Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion, attached to 5th Connaught Rangers
- Place of Death: Kosturina
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 06.12.1915
- Burial Country: Greece
- Cemetery: Doiran Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth: 27.01.1895
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 9 West Park Gardens, Dundee
Margaret Gray Orphat Mitchell
John Mitchell Sinclair, 9 West Park Gdns, Dundee
More about John Mitchell Sinclair
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Doiran Memorial.
John M. Sinclair Scottish Rifles
DUNDEE OFFICER MEETS HIS DEATH
TO SAVE HIS MEN.
“Second-Lieut. Sinclair told his men to go on and he would stay himself. He was shot and bayoneted by the advancing enemy.”
These few words tell how Lieut. John M. Sinclair, Scottish Rifles, son of Mr John Sinclair, 9 Westpark Gardens, Dundee, nobly met his death. The intimation is contained in a letter from the war authorities which Mr Sinclair received yesterday.
Lieut. Sinclair was 21 years of age, and was studying at St Andrews University for the ministry. He was in his third year in his arts course. A younger brother is at present at the front.
Dundee Courier 28th April 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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