This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Lawrence James Sturrock
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/17407
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth: 10.11.1893
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 9 Albany Tce, Dundee
Elizabeth Sturrock, 9 Albany Tce, Dundee
Robert Findlay Sturrock, 9 Albany Tce, Dundee
Arthur John Sturrock
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 STUDENT FALLS IN ACTION.
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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