Name :- Lothian. John
Nationality :- UK
Rank :- Serjeant
Number :- 10515
Service :- Army
Regiment / ship :- Gordon Highlanders attd., King's African Rifles
Date of death :- 12th December 1918
Cemetery / Memorial :- Zomba Town Cemetery, Malawi
Area of cemetery / memorial :- 79
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Extra information :-
Alyth Guardian 1st September
Two years imprisonment in Germany is no joke, and the conditions are so uncomfortable, to use no harder word, that an attempt to escape is almost a necessity. After several unsuccessful attempts Pvt. John Lothian, Gordon Highlanders, successfully evaded his captors and after varied vicissitudes reached Holland and freedom.
He is a son of the late Mr John Lothian, Cairnleith Street, and was, when he enlisted, employed with Messrs. D. Smith & Sons. He was in one of the earliest drafts, went to the continent with the first Expeditionary Force, and played his part in that historic retreat, being captured at Cambrai, where Colonel Neish, the commanding officer, to whom he acted as orderly, was severely wounded. He sampled most of the internment camps in Germany, but is now back at the depot at Aberdeen in training with his regiment. His many friends in Alyth are highly gratified at his escape and look forward to having a visit from him in the near future.
Alyth Guardian 12th
In Memoriam -
In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. John Lothian, 1st Gordon Highlanders, who died of influenza at Zomba, British East Africa on 12th December 1918.