John Currie

John Currie
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4504
Place of Birth: Barony
Date of Death: 16/11/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders (7th Bn.)
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Currie of 48 Jedburgh Avenue, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of R Currie, 48 Jedburgh Avenue.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Elizabeth Currie.
1901 census information:
Address: 19 Dunard Road, Rutherglen.
Father: Robert (44) grocer and wine merchant, born about 1857 in Glasgow.
Mother: Elizabeth (39) born about 1862 in Glasgow.
Sister: May (15) grocer’s assistant, born about 1886 in Glasgow.
Brother: Robert (15) born about 1886 in Glasgow.
Self: John (12) born about 1889 in Glasgow.
Sister: Jeanie (10) born about 1891 in Glasgow.
Brother: James (8) born about 1893 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Bessie (5) born about 1896 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Norman (3) born about 1898 in Rutherglen.
Grandmother: Marion Paterson (78) born about 1823 in Tollcross.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Robert 54, Elizabeth 49, May 25, Robert 23, John 22, Jeanie 20, James 18, Bessie 15 and Norman 13.

Evening Times 4/12/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mr Robert Currie, grocer, Rutherglen, has received official information of his son, Private John Currie (26), of the 7th Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action. He resided with his parents at Glenfruin, 48 Jedburgh Avenue, Rutherglen. He was educated first at Macdonald School and afterwards at Allan Glen’s Glasgow. He was formerly employed at Arthur and Cox’s

Also commemorated on the Memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen, Stonelaw Parish Church, Rutherglen and on the family headstone in Rutherglen Cemetery.