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Pte. Peter Crawford British Army 10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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Pte. Peter Crawford

British Army 10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

from:Gorbals, Glasgow

(d.15th Oct 1915)

In memory of my great uncle Peter Crawford born at 56 Florence Street, Hutchesontown in Glasgow on 4th January 1896. He enlisted on the 17th August 1915 with 10th Battalion Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in Action on the 15th October 1915 in Ypres, Belgium. He has no known grave and is mentioned on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. His CWGC certificate reads: In Memory of Private Peter Crawford S/8248, 10th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died age 19 on 15 October 1915. Son of Donald and Janet Crawford, of 106, Florence St., South Side, Glasgow. Remembered with honour

He is also mentioned in The Scotsman on the 13th of March 1916 on page 7 in an article entitled "Other Rank and File Killed: Peter Crawford 10th A and SH., was 19 years of age, and was the third son of Seaman Donald Crawford, Florence Street. His father and two brothers are on active service in the Navy, and a third brother was wounded and taken prisoner at Loos.

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