James Couttie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3257
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 17.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etretat Churchyard
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.14.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 14 East Hendersons Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mrs Couttie, 42 West Port, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Couttie, 42 West Port, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine Couttie, 11 Mounthooly, Aberdeen

  • Children:

    James, born 28.09.1909 & Robert, born 08.12.1913

More about James Couttie

James Couttie   3257   Black Watch


Private James Couttie, a Dundee Black Watch soldier, has had a trying time.  His wife, who resides at 14 Henderson’s Wynd, received official intimation that he was lying dangerously ill in France with wounds in the thigh, while she has been informed by the matron of the hospital that her husband has had to have the injured leg amputated, although the doctor did his very best to save the limb.

A chaplain, in a letter to Mrs Couttie, remarks that it is a wonder her husband has survived at all.  After sustaining a compound fracture of the thigh, he lay for three days and nights before he was brought in.

Dundee Courier 19th September 1916

Succumbs to Wounds.

Private James Couttie, Black Watch, was reported in the “Courier” yesterday as having been dangerously wounded, but intimation has now been received by telegram that he has succumbed to his injuries.  Private Couttie lay for three days and nights after being wounded before he was brought in.  He leaves a young widow and two children, who reside at 14 Henderson’s Wynd.

Dundee Courier 20th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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