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James Stewart Chalmers
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
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- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: Glasgow
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 07.10.1916
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: G.3.290.
- Date of Birth: 23.07.1891
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 58 Barrack St, Dundee
- Occupation: Maths & Science Teacher, Clyne School
Jane Kinnes Chalmers, 58 Barrack St, Dundee
David Chalmers, 58 Barrack St, Dundee
David, John & Margaret
More about James Stewart Chalmers
James died of wounds. He was the brother of Sergeant David Chalmers 27001, of the 13th Battalion, Royal Scots, who died of wounds 22.09.1917.
DUNDEE OFFICER BURIED WITH MILITARY HONOURS. The remains of Second-Lieutenant James Stewart Chalmers, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, were yesterday laid to rest in Western Cemetery, Dundee, with full military honours.
A firing party from the Royal Scots preceded the cortege on its way to the cemetery, while the pipe band of the same battalion and the Royal Garrison Artillery brass band were also in attendance.
Lieutenant-Colonel the Rev. A. J. Campbell and Major the Rev. W. W. Coates, chaplains to the Tay Defences, officiated at the graveside. After the service three rounds were fired over the grave, and a bugler sounded the “Last Post.”
Second-Lieutenant Chalmers was a son of Mr David Chalmers, 58 Barrack Street, Dundee. He was wounded on 26th September, and died a few days ago in a home hospital. The Courier, Thursday, 12 October 1916, 4.
Additional information kindly supplied by Hugh Macrae.
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