James Chivers

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200402
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 83 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dock Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Evelyn McCann Chevers, 83 Wilkies Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    Elizabeth, born 08.01.1908

More about James Chivers

C.W.G.C. record this mans surname as CHEVERS.

James Chevers (Chivers)   200402   Black Watch


Another Dundee soldier has been awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in the field in the person of Private James Chevers, Black Watch.  Private Chevers, whose wife and child reside in the Hawkhill district, is a native of Dundee, and prior to enlisting was employed as a dock labourer.  He has been over two years in the Army, 18 months of which has been spent in France.

For some time back Pte. Chevers has been engaged on the dangerous work of “running up,” which involves carrying messages and despatches between the firing line and the Headquarters Staff.  The gallant soldier has, however, come through all without a scratch.

Dundee Courier 5th June 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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