Private Andrew Chisholm

Private Andrew Chisholm, 14th ( Fife and Forfar Yeomanry ), Battalion, Black Watch. He was lost at sea, aged 32, aboard H.M.T. ” Transylvania” on the 4th May 1917. He had been born in Selkirk and was the son of Peter and Jane Chisholm of 24 South Port, Selkirk. He was the husband of Mary Ann Chisholm of Aberdeen whom he had married in 1910 and is commemorated on the Savona Memorial, Italy with others who lost their lives that day. He had been aboard the ” Transylvania” which was en route from Marseilles to Egypt with reinforcements when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-63 off Cape Vado, Savona, Italy with the loss of 412 passengers and crew. The ship of 14,348 tons had been built as a passenger liner for the Anchor Line by Scotts of Greenock and had been launched in 1914 just in time be be requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a troopship.

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