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:
- Service no: 2102
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death: 40
- Date of Death: 20.12.1914
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: EE.4.455.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 4 Ann Street, Lochee
- Occupation: Assistant Foreman, Camperdown Jute Works, Lochee
More about James Dickson
James Dickson 2102 Black Watch
Military Funeral at Lochee.
The funeral of James Dickson (40), assistant foreman in Camperdown Jute Works, too place on Tuesday, and was attended by military honours.
Deceased, who was very popular among his fellow-workers, had been a member of the Black Watch, and had seen service in India and South Africa. At the home of deceased service was conducted by Rev. Mr Johnston, St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, and thereafter the cortege proceeded to Balgay Cemetery via the High Street and Ancrum Road, the pipe band of the Black Watch playing “The Flowers of the Forest” and the “Land o’ the Leal.” The streets were crowded with sightseers. After service at the grave a squad of Territorials fired three volleys, and the remains of the dead soldier were committed to their last resting place.
Dundee People’s Journal 26th December 1914
DICKSON___In loving memory of my dear husband, Private James Dickson, 4th Black Watch, died at the Red Cross Ward, Eastern Hospital, 20th December 1914. Inserted by his widow, 4 St Ann Street, Lochee.
Dundee People’s Journal 18th December 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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