Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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James Grant Fergusson
- Date of enlistment: August 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 14.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A
- Date of Birth: 1889
- Place of Birth:
- Address: Ethiebeaton, Kingennie
Maud Carleton Arklay Fergusson
Robert Arklay Fergusson, Ethiebeaton
Robert Allen Arklay Fergusson
More about James Grant Fergusson
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, he returned from America in August 1914 to serve.
He was the brother of Captain Robert Allen Arklay Fergusson, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action 15.09.1916.
James Grant Fergusson Second Lieutenant Black Watch
SECOND-LIEUTENANT JAMES G. FERGUSSON.
Second-Lieutenant James Grant Fergusson Black Watch (killed) was the second son of the late Mr Robert Arklay Fergusson of Ethiebeaton, Forfarshire. He took his degree with distinction at Stanford University, California, and Johns’ Hopkins, Baltimore. On the outbreak of war he gave up an appointment in New York and came to offer his services to his country. He obtained a commission in the Black Watch. He was twice wounded, the latter time remaining on duty till his death eight days later.
Montrose Standard 28th July 1916
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