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John George Sherriff



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

Age: 24

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 to 44

Family history: Eldest son of the late George & of Catherine J Sherriff of Carronvale and Stenhouse, Larbert. On the death of his father he inherited the estate of Stenhouse. He was educated at Merchiston School, Edinburgh, and Wadham College, Oxford. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Larbert Company of the 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1913. His younger brother, Lieutenant Alexander Nimmo Sherriff, 1st Battalion, Northampton Regiment, age 20, was killed in action on 30 October 1914 and is listed on the Menin Gate Memorial (see his entry). His other younger brother Christopher was also commissioned.

The action leading to his death

See the article in the General section ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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