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: 88779
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 206th Field Company
- Place of Death: Murroes
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 06.11.1918
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Murroes Parish Churchyard
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Murroes by Dundee
- Occupation: Dundee Tramway Company
Helen Brand, 25 Westhall Tce, Duntrune by Dundee
George Brand, 25 Westhall Tce, Duntrune, by Dundee
George Edward & William
More about James Brand
James was the brother of Pte George Edward Brand S/25808, 13th Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 04.11.1918, and L/Cpl William Brand 155075, 138th Army Troops Coy, Royal Enginners, who died accidentally whilst serving in France, 19.07.1919.
James Brand 88779 Royal Engineers
MILITARY FUNERAL AT MURROES.
The funeral took place to Murroes Churchyard on Monday of Pioneer James Brand, R.E., son of Mr and Mrs George Brand, who, while home on a short furlough from France, succumbed to pneumonia. The remains, enveloped in the Union Jack, were carried on the shoulders of four sergeants to the hearse, and the funeral cortege was preceded by a detachment from the R.G.A. Services were conducted at the house and at the grave by Rev. Mr Nicoll, parish minister. The gallant soldier had seen 3¾ years’ service in France, and had passed through the most severe fighting without a scratch. He was the only man of his original company left, and was one of four brother who answered the call of King and country. Previous to enlistment he was in the servive of Dundee Tramway Co., and was 24 years of age.
Broughty Ferry Guide 15th November 1918 also Dundee Courier 13th November 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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