This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Elliot Anderson Strachan
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Lochgelly
- Service no: 632670
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: London Regiment
- Unit/Ship: 2nd/20th Battalion
- Place of Death: Israel/Palestine
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 30.04.1918
- Burial Country: Israel/Palestine
- Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: N.43.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Weighman, Bowhill Colliery, Fife
Jessie Strachan, 4 Rosefield St, Dundee
William Strachan, 4 Rosefield St, Dundee
William Whitton Strachan
Elizabeth Strachan, 46 Annfield Row, Dundee
John, born 20.01.1912 & William, born 16.04.1915
More about Elliot Anderson Strachan
Elliot was the brother of Pte William Whitton Strachan, 2768067, 259th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Elliot Strachan 632670 London Regiment
CARDENDEN SERGEANT KILLED.
Information has been received by Mrs Strachan, Old Lye, Cardenden, that her husband, Sergt. Elliot Strachan, London Regiment, has been killed in action.
Prior to enlisting in November, 1915, Sergt. Strachan was a colliery weighman at Bowhill Colliery. He belonged to Dundee, where his parents at present reside, and up to four years ago was a grocer with Lindsay & Low in Dundee, Kirkcaldy, and Bowhill.
Sergeant Strachan saw much fighting in France, Salonika, and in Egypt, and had twice been wounded. He leaves a widow and two young children.
Dundee Courier 22nd May 1918
STRACHAN___Killed in action on 30th April, in Palestine, Sgt. Elliot Strachan, London Regiment, aged 29 years, husband of Lizzie Cochrane, Cardenden, and eldest son of Mr and Mrs William Strachan 1 Rosefield St., Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 25th May 1918
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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