Sapper John Dinwiddie

Sapper John Frederick Dinwiddie, 1st/1st Lowland Field Coy. Royal Engineers. He was killed whilst clearing barbed wire in France, aged 20, on 9th May 1915 and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France. The Battle of Aubers Ridge was fought on that day so he may have fallen during that action. He had been born in Teviothead and was the son of the Rev. Archibald Dinwiddie and Sophie Dinwiddie  of The Manse, Teviothead. Before enlisting in November 1914 he had been an engineer with George Russell & Co. in Motherwell. His brother also fell – see above ).


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