Great War Dundee
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James Kinnear Fairweather
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/7435
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 30.04.1916
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: M.24.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Engineer, D. J. McDonald, South St. Roques Works, Dundee
Mary Kinnear Fairweather, 32 1/2 King St, Dundee
John Fairweather, 32 1/2 King St, Dundee
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James Fairweather S/7435 Gordon Highlanders
DUNDEE GORDON KILLED IN ACTION.
Another of Dundee’s gallant sons has laid down his life on the battlefield.
The sad intelligence that Private James Fairweather, Gordon Highlanders, was struck by a shell and instantaneously killed is contained in a letter received by his mother, who resides at 3 Hilltown, Dundee, from an officer of the regiment. The writer goes on to say :–“We laid him to rest with every possible tribute of honour and respect in a military cemetery behind the lines. I understand the cemetery will be carefully tended by the authorities in coming days in honour of the gallant dead.”
Private Fairweather enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders shortly after the outbreak of war. Up to the time of enlistment he was employed as an engineer by Mr D. J. Macdonald, South St. Roque’s Works, Dundee. The deceased soldier, who was 20 years of age, was at one time connected with the Wallace Swimming Club, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 9th May 1916
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