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Comrie, P., Pte., 1917

Medal Card

Tyneside Scottish badge

In the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty is the Commonwealth War Grave of 21/1040 Private Peter Comrie serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) 21st Battalion who died 30/07/1917.

Derek Johnstone has provided the following:

Peter Comrie was born 23rd November 1870 when his parents, John Comrie and Christina Comrie (nee Wilson), lived at North Bridge Street, Crieff in Scotland.

In 1891, Peter, aged 20, lived with parents at 5, Gallow Hill, Crieff where he was an apprentice plasterer and his father, born at Muthill, Perthshire Scotland, was employed as a general labourer. Peterís brother Robert was shown to be aged 17 and serving an apprenticeship as a house painter.

The 1901 Census records Peter and his wife Kate, (nee McLaughlen, born at Sunderland) living at 7, Rosebury Place, Monkseaton in Northumberland where he was still employed as a plasterer. In the house was a son, John, born at Blyth, who was one year old.

Peter and his family lived at 8, Grainger Street, Blyth in 1911 where he was employed as a house plasterer. Children in the house included John aged 11 and Isabella Campbell aged 8. The Census shows at this time two children had been born and two had survived. In 1913, another child, Christina Wilson, was born.

Military records show Peter enlisted at Blyth and on his death his effects went to his widow Kate. Peterís Pension Index Card shows his wife, named as Catherine, and children Isabella Campbell and Christina Wilson. CWGC documents confirm Peter was the son of Christina Comrie of Crieff and the late John Comrie of 10, Grainger Street, Cowpen Quay, Blyth Northumberland.

Peter Comrie is remembered in Blyth on B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private Comrie

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk