This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 950
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 28
- Date of Death: 13/10/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 54 Blackness Road, Dundee
Isabella Benson, 54 Blackness Rd, Dundee
More about James Benson
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
KILLED BY MACHINE-GUN FIRE. A Dundee non-commissioned officer, who was only married at the end of last year, has been killed in action. Mrs Benson, 54 Blackness Road, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Lance-Corporal James Benson, 1st Black Watch, has fallen in action. A letter from a comrade states that he was killed by a German machine gun. Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was married in November last while home on a short furlough after recuperating from wounds. Lance-Corporal Benson, who had served seven years in the army, came from India, where he had been stationed for over five years, to France with his battalion at the outbreak of hostilities. Deceased’s brother, Private Peter Benson, 2d Black Watch, who resides in Rosebank Street, Dundee, is at present recovering from wounds in a Glasgow hospital. The Courier, Thursday, 4 November 1915, 4.
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