James Alexander Begg

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Leven
  • Service no: 15022
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10 to 13

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 57 Brook Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Pointsman, North British Railway
  • Mother:

    Margaret Begg, 57 Brook St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Peter & George

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Alexander Begg

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

James Alexander Begg  15022 13th Royal Scots


What is the fate of Private James Alexander Begg, 13th Royal Scots?  His mother, who resides at 57 Brook Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that he is wounded and missing.  A letter says he was seen proceeding towards his lines after he had been wounded on 26th September, but nothing further had been heard of him since.  He could not be traced in any of the hospitals.

Private Begg, who was 24 years of age, enlisted at the outbreak of war.  Previously he was employed by the North British Railway Company as a pointsman between Methil and Leven.  When he joined the colours he was residing in Leven.  His brother, Private Peter Begg, 4th Black Watch, was wounded on 9th May.

Dundee Courier 10th November 1915

James Alexander Begg   15022   Royal Scots


Mrs Begg or Reilly, 57 Brook Street, Dundee, has been officially notified by the War Office that her son, Private James Alexander Begg, Royal Scots, who was reported wounded and missing some time ago, is now taken as having been killed in action.

Private Begg, who was 25 years of age, was, prior to the outbreak of war, employed by the North British Railway Company as a pointsman on the railway between Methil and Leven, and he enlisted shortly after the commencement of hostilities.

The deceased private’s brother Peter was serving at the front with the Black Watch, but he was wounded, and has since been discharged.  Another brother, George, is at present serving in France.

Dundee Courier 30th March 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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