We remember John Erskine

We remember John Erskine

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Timeline

Timeline

1894
birth Dunfermline United Kingdom Source:7957240 13th January 1894
1896
sibling William Mclaren Erskine Source:7957225 1896
1898
sibling Bessie Tenant Erskine Source:7957225 1898
1901
location 32 Bridge Street, Dunfermline United Kingdom parents address Source:7957240 31st March 1901
1901
dates Age 7 Source:7957225 31st March 1901
1914
enlistment Glasgow United Kingdom Source:7957240 10th August 1914
1917
death Killed in Action John Erskine earned the Victoria Cross for his actions in rescuing a wounded sergeant and private, and later an officer who required treatment while under fire. Arras France Source:7957118 14th April 1917
1917
dates Age 23 Source:7957118 14th April 1917
1917
location 1, East Savile Rd., Edinburgh. United Kingdom parents address Source:7957118 14th April 1917
1917
service British Army Sergeant 200476 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 5/6th Battalion Source:7957118 14th April 1917
burial Arras Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial France Bay 6 Source:7957118
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:7957118
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:7957215
service British Army Private 7064 Scottish Rifles Source:2465896
employment Apprentice Draper Robert Maule and Sons Princes St, Edinburgh United Kingdom Source:7957240
employment Draper Pettigrew and Stephens Glasgow United Kingdom Source:7957240
education Dunfermline High School Dunfermline United Kingdom Source:7957240
service British Army Sergeant 7064 Scottish Rifles 5th Battalion Source:8650759

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John
Initials J
Last Name Erskine
Source 7961390
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
1, East Savile Rd., Edinburgh. United Kingdom parents address known 14th April 1917
32 Bridge Street, Dunfermline United Kingdom parents address known 31st March 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 7064 Scottish Rifles Private
British Army 7064 Scottish Rifles 5th Battalion Sergeant
British Army 200476 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 5/6th Battalion Sergeant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Erskine father
Elizabeth Aka Bella Erskine nee Dick mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Mclaren Erskine brother 1896
Bessie Tenant Erskine sister 1898
Religion
DateReligionSource
Presbyterian - inc Church of Scotland

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Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Allie59716
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Allie59716
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Allie59716

External Evidence

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Digital Collections of the National Library of Australia Edwin2371
Scotland's War. Scottish holders of VC Allie59716
John Erskine V C of Dunfermline Allie59716
Ancestry Website Edwin2371
Ancestry Website Edwin2371

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