James Cringle Black

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Forfar
  • Service no: 12713
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 129 Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation: Academy St Works, Forfar
  • Mother:

    Arabella Black, 129 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:
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More about James Cringle Black

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

James Cringle Black   12713   Scots Guards


Sergeant James Black, Scots Guards, son of Mrs Black, Hawkhill, Dundee, and lately of William Street., Forfar.

Dundee Courier 17th August 1917

At the age of 24 Sergeant James Black of the Scots Guards was killed in action on July 31.  He was the only son of Mrs Black, now of Dundee, formerly of Forfar.  He has an uncle who lives in Canmore Street and who bears the same name as his nephew.

Sergeant Black was employed in Academy Street Works before the war and was well known as a member of the Instrumental Band.  In December 1914 he joined the army and has been over a year on active service.

His brother John was wounded recently and is at present in this country convalescent.

Forfar Despatch 23rd August 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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