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In MemoriamANNAND, Allan Young
  Acting Commander (Highland Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, Indian Expeditionary Force)
  Killed leading attack in Mesopotamia (11-Jan-1917)
  Awards: Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914-15 Star

13-Sep-1899 (SSHS)


Allan Young Annand was the son of Robert Annand, Managing Director of Northern Press & Engineering, and was one of five Annand brothers who were also at the High School - brothers James and Wallace Moir also served in the war.

He left the High School in 1905 to attend Merchiston Castle, a boarding school in Edinburgh, returning to South Shields to join Hannay and Hannay, solicitors, as an articled clerk.

After completing his examinations in 1913, he took a job in the office of the Official Trustee.

In August 1914, just after war broke out, he joined the 28th Battalion, County of London Regiment (known as "the Artists' Rifles") as a private, and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from December 1914 to June 1915.

In May 1915 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, and served both in France and Mesopotamia with the Indian Expeditionary Force from December 1915.

After being wounded in March, 1916, at Es Sinn (Iraq) during the Mesopotamian campaign, he returned to his regiment where he acted Captain for several months. He led his men on a bombing attack at Kut, where he was killed in action in the early hours of 11-Jan-1917.

He is buried in the London Road cemetery in Coventry.

Known Addresses
1891: 9 Chaloner Terrace West
1899: Harton Lea, Harton
1901: Harton Lea, Harton
1911: Harton Lea, Harton
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