James Russell Craig

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/3417
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 13.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Park Avenue, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Plumber
  • Mother:

    Rachael Russell Craig, 2 Park Ave, Dundee

  • Father:

    Charles Craig, 2 Park Ave,Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Russell Craig

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.


Official information has been received by Mr Charles Craig, 2 Park Avenue, Dundee, that his son, Petty Officer John Russell Craig of the Royal Naval Division, has been killed in action.

He was 22 years of age, and previous to enlistment was employed by Messrs John Crighton and Sons, Cowgate, as an apprentice plumber.  Two brothers are serving with the colours.  One is in the Royal Naval Division and the other (youngest) is attached to the Seaforth Highlanders.

Dundee Courier 29th November 1916


Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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