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  cap badgeLance Corporal Findlay (Finlay) Muir

13th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 16766

Findlay (Finlay) Muir grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Isabella Jane (Jeannie) Muir of 16 Carridale St, Blairhill, Coatbridge. Findlay's younger brother Gunner Robert Muir of the Royal Field Artillery enlisted as soon as he heard his brother died. He was Killed in Action on the 15/11/1917. Another brother was serving with the Navy. In his Will dated 30/09/1915 Findlay left the whole of his property and effects to his mother. From the 1901 Census - Address - 12 George St, Coatbridge - John Muir aged 34, Jane Muir aged 32, Findlay Muir aged 6, Robert Muir aged 4, John Muir aged 2, Alexander Muir aged 3 months, boarders George Muir aged 22, James Muir aged 21. Findlay's Pension was awarded to his father and mother but solely to his father John after the death of Jane.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 16 Carridale St, Blairhill, Coatbridge

Died

Died 22/10/1915 by accident in France

Enlisted

Glasgow 20/12/1914

Employed

Ironmongers Assistant with Nelson and Clelland Ironmongers

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 10 to 13), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

Findlay was accidentally killed in France where he arrived on the 02/10/1915. He suffered from poor eyesight. He stumbled against a rifle which had been left on the firestep and some part of his equipment caught the trigger. The Army investigated his death (see Service Records). See Directory for Findlay's younger brother Robert's page. Findlay is listed as 14TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Middle United Free Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in New Monkland Cemetery (see photos) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Findlay's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial x 2, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, Findlay's Pension Records x 2, his Service Records x 23 and the Royal Scots Cap Badge.

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