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John Crosbie

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

2720 Private

1/7th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 to 44

Family history: Son of James and Flora Crosby, 35A Forganhall, Bankside, Bainsford, Falkirk. He enlisted on 23 September 1914 and before enlisting was employed as a moulder at Abbots Foundry, Falkirk. He had two brothers, Matt age 12, and Pte M Crosby, age 24, who was serving in the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, and two sisters Elizabeth and Jane age 17. His parents received a pension of 5/ per week from 13 June 1916.

(The CWGC list him as ‘Crosby’ I have used ‘Crosbie’ as this is the name that appears on all his documents.)

The action leading to his death

See the General section and the article 25 April 1915 - A Bloody Day at St Julien

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