Lachlan Sinclair

Lachlan Sinclair
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 28/9/1916
Theatre of Death: France
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers (12th Bn)
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Additional information: Son of Hugh W and Margaret Sinclair of 19 Watson Avenue, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: 2nd Lieutenant, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Hugh W Sinclair, siblings Barbara, Janet, Margaret and Hugh Sinclair.
1901 census information:
Address: 85 Oswald Street, Glasgow.
Father: Hugh (31), yarn warper, born about 1870 in Glasgow.
Mother: Margaret (29) born about 1872 in Glasgow.
Self: Lachlan (7) born about 1894 in Glasgow.
Brother: John (6) born about 1895 in Glasgow.
Sister: Barbara (4) born about 1897 in Glasgow.
Sister: Janet (1) born about 1900 in Glasgow.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Hugh W 41, Margaret 39, Lachlan 18, John 16, Barbara H 14, Jenny D 11, Hugh 9, Margaret 9 and Frank S 1

Daily Record 9/10/1916

Newspaper transcript – Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sinclair, 19 Watson Avenue, Rutherglen, have received information that their eldest son, Second-Lieut. Lachlan Sinclair, has been killed in action. Second-Lieut. Sinclair joined the Scots Fusiliers at the outbreak of war, and in August, 1916 was granted a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers. Prior to the war he was employed by Mr. Foster, chemist, Charing Cross, Glasgow.

The Scotsman 24/10/1916

Newspaper transcript – Sec. Lt. Lachlan Sinclair. Sec. Lt. Lachlan Sinclair, Northumberland Fusiliers (killed), was previously employed as a druggist in Glasgow. Enlisting in the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1915, he received his commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers about two months ago.

Also commemorated on the memorial at West Parish Church, Rutherglen and on the family headstone in Rutherglen Cemetery.

Brother of John Campbell Sinclair