Sterling, John L

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Sterling, John L

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John Lockhart Sterling was born in Partick on the 4th of August 1895 to Clara Frances Lockhart (née Lowe) and John Lockhart Sterling, a cotton manufacturer. Sterling attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1912 to 1913 as a part time student of design and is also noted as a student of life drawing on Tuesdays. He is also recorded on the school register as a student from the Glasgow Technical College. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Sedbergh. During the First World War, Lockhart first joined the 17th Highland Light Infantry in September 1914 and later obtained a commission for the Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd battalion on the 17th of February 1915. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the 27th of June 1915. Sterling died at Hulloch, in the battle of Loos on the 28th of September 1915 whilst acting Captain of his battalion. One of his officers wrote "He was as brave as they are made." He is commemorated at Loos Memorial. Sterling is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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