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: 11834
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 19.12.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 to 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Motherwell
- Address: 68 Cowgate, Dundee
Annie Kimble (formerly Sturrock), 90 Overgate, Dundee
James & William
More about Joseph Sturrock
Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
Joseph Sturrock 11834 1st Highland Light Infantry
A STRICKEN DUNDEE FAMILY.
Yesterday, Mrs Sturrock, 90 Overgate, Dundee, had communication from military authorities which points to the loss of her son, Drummer Joseph Sturrock, of the 1st Highland Light Infantry. Drummer Sturrock enlisted four years ago, and served two years in India. He was brought with his regiment to France shortly after the outbreak of war. He was last heard of on 6th October, and was officially reported missing on 1st January.
Mrs Sturrock’s two other sons are with the colours, one being Seaman James Sturrock, Royal Naval Division, and the other Private William Sturrock, 3/4th Black Watch. A son-in-law of Mrs Sturrock, Bandsman William Kelly, Gordon Highlanders, was killed at Mons.
Dundee Courier 19th October 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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