John Fletcher Livie

RankLance Corporal 15663
MedalsAllied Victory Medal, British War Medal 1914-18, 1914-15 Star
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Battalion
Military Service

Enlisted with the 17th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry on September 13th 1914 in Glasgow. Stationed in Troon 1915. Embarked for France on November 22nd 1915. First experience of the trenches on December 1st-4th near the village of Bouzincourt, in the Somme Region. Probably wounded 1916-1917. Transferred upon recovery to 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Engaged in the Battle of Lys (April 7th – 29th 1918). Reported missing, presumed killed, on April 9th 1918. Buried by German troops.

Death9th April 1918
Circumstances of Death

Missing in Action, Presumed Killed. Concentration Records from the CWGC note that he was originally buried by the Germans at Laventie North German Cemetery (point M.4b.4.7. on sheet 36), near the Laventie railway station. Identified by his identity disc.

BurialPont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, VI. B. 14

James Livie (1852-1923) and Ann Fletcher (1851-1915), married 1874 Glasgow

Father's Occupation

Police Inspector (1911)


Sister Margaret (1876-?), Brother James F. (1878-?), Sister Anabella U. (1880-?), Sister Mary U. (1882-?), brother George Livie (1887-?).


Williamina Carver Kirk, married 7th November 1914, Glasgow. Daughter Agnes Kirk Livie born 2nd April 1915 at Unity Terrace, Armadale, West Lothian





1891 Census

Sunday, April 5th:
Aged 3. Staying at 62 John Knox Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1901 Census

Sunday, March 31st:
Aged 13. Scholar, staying at 62 John Knox Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

1911 Census

Sunday, April 2nd:
Aged 23. Assistant Warehouseman, 62 John Knox Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Home Address

62 John Knox Street

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair 378?
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial.

Acknowledgements and Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Registration and Grave Concentration records.
MilitaryGeneaology.Com – UK Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919. – British Army WW1 Medal Index Cards.
The National Army Museum – UK Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects 1901-1929.
The Mitchell Library – Glasgow, Lanarkshire Scotland, Electoral Register 1913 (via – 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census Scotland returns. Statutory Birth Records.

Arthur J. & Munro I. (eds.) (1920) The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce) Record of War Service 1914-1918. Glasgow, David Clark.



Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

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