2nd Lieutenant Struthers Findlay

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Struthers Findlay

The youngest son of John Findlay and his wife, Isabella, Struthers Findlay was educated at Glasgow Academy. The family home was at 86 St. Andrews Drive, Pollockshields. His father was a solicitor, and Struthers qualified as a law agent. He was a member of the Officer Training Corps and when war broke out he enlisted right away, in September 1914, with the 5th Cameronians. He was wounded in August 1915. When he returned to the front line it was with a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Lowland Division of the Army Cyclist Company. He served in Egypt, where he was killed on the 4th August 1916, aged 25. This was the same day as Arthur Henderson was killed, another young man from Pollockshields who served with the Cyclist Company and had been in the Officer Training Corps. Struthers Findlay is buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, not far from Arthur Henderson.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant Struthers Findlay
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: Lowland Division Cyclist Company
Degree: N/A
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action in France 4 August 1916. Member of University of Glasgow OTC
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/928
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

Archives Ref: Ch4/4/2/3/928

Glasgow Academy Roll of Honour

Commonwealth Graves Commission Debt of Honour

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