James Doig

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3404
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 69 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Callender Worker, Mid Wynd Works, James Scott & Sons
  • Mother:

    Jessie Doig nee Deuchars

  • Father:

    William Doig

  • Siblings:

    Williamina (born 29.05.1887) Elizabeth & Isabella

  • Spouse:

    Alice Tully (1892-1958)

  • Children:

    Williamina Doig (13.07.1913-1969) & 1 other child (name & sex unknown)

More about James Doig

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

DUNDEE FOOTBALLER IS KILLED IN FRANCE.

Amongst the rank and file in the 4th Black Watch who have paid the supreme sacrifice in France appears the name of Pte. James Doig, a well known footballer.

Deceased wife, who resides at 60 Wilkie’s Lane, Dundee, has received official notification of his death, which took place in the heavy fighting.

Pte. Doig, who was 25 years of age, played for Forfar Athletic last season and previously was a member of the Dundee junior combination St Joseph’s.  He enlisted a year ago, and was previously employed as a calander worker in Mid Wynd Works (James Scott & Sons, Ltd.).  A widow and two young children are left to mourn his loss.

Dundee Courier 15th October 1915

Additional information & photo supplied by Irene Moore and Michael Caldewll

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