Great War Dundee
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:
- Service no: 4052
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 1st Regiment
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 38
- Date of Death: 17.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Corbie Comunal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 28.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
David Sturrock, 21 Lorimer St, Dundee
David, born 25.07.1909, Walter, born 27.09.1911 & Margaret, born 26.04.1914
More about Peter Sturrock
Guardian of David & Walter listed as Margaret Hume Leggett, 25 Hercules St, Beaconfield, Kimberly, South Africa. Guardian of Margaret listed as Jessie Pettit, Royal Hotel, Barkly East.
Sturrock 4052 South African Infantry
DUNDEE COLONIAL DIES OF WOUNDS.
Official intimation has been received of the death from wounds of Corporal Sturrock, of the South African Infantry, the eldest son of Mr David Sturrock, 21 Lorimer Street, Dundee. Corporal Sturrock had seen a lot of active military service. As a member of Baden Powell’s Police, he took part in the Boer war, for which he held the medal with several bars, and in the present campaign he had also taken part in operations in German West Africa. He was a widower, and by his death three children, who reside in South Africa have been orphaned. Before he went to South Africa Corporal Sturrock was in the employment of Mr James Young, butcher, and latterly acted as a vanman for Stevenson Brothers.
Dundee Courier 24th August 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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