Lawrence James Sturrock

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17407
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Arras, France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 09.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B.36

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 10.11.1893
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 9 Albany Tce, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Sturrock, 9 Albany Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Findlay Sturrock, 9 Albany Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Arthur John Sturrock

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Lawrence James Sturrock

Lawrence was the brother of Pte Arthur John Sturrock 267873, of the 1st/6th Battalion, Black Watch, killed in action 23.04.1917.

Laurence James Sturrock   Seaforth Highlanders


Dundee has lost one of its promising sons by the death of Private Laurence James Sturrock, Seaforth Highlanders, the elder son of Mr and Mrs R. F. Sturrock, 9 Albany Terrace, Dundee.  Intimation has been received by his parents that he was killed in the recent severe fighting.

Private Sturrock, who was 23 years of age, received his early education at the Harris Academy being one of the Gold Medallists of that school.  He proceeded to St Andrews University, where he graduated with honours in mathematics and natural philosophy in 1915.

Private Sturrock had been in France since the beginning of the year.

Dundee Courier 25th April 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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