1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Young McLaren

Contributed by: Ken Kennedy, on 2008-11-11

George Young McLaren
First Name George Young
Surname McLaren
Year of Birth 1889
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Dundee, Angus

George Young's Story

Killed in action on the 13th November 1916 at the Battle of Ancre while serving with the 1/7 Black Watch. He was with a carrying party bringing supplies to the newly taken ground in difficult muddy conditions. He was survived by his wife, Mary and three children, Joan, Elizabeth and John. In a letter sent to Mary on 29th December1916, Capt John Hunter says 'I am writing now to tell you he is buried at a spot near the German lines. He had moved so far to the left that he went beyond our sector and was buried by another chaplain.' His grave is in Y-Ravine Cemetary, Sp Mem D8.This has been visited by his daughter, Joan and his grandson, Ken Kennedy.

He sent a postcard to his eldest daughter 'I hope your wee brother is getting on alright. Good night'

Other memories

No additional memories have been submitted

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.