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: Leven
- Service no: 2075
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 25/03/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
- Address: 145 Alexander Street, Dundee
Catherine Fleming, 88 Alexander St, Dundee
More about James Fleming
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Patrick Fleming, 43128, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who was killed in action, 22.10.1918.
James Fleming 2075 Black Watch
POPULAR DUNDEE BLACK WATCH FOOTBALLER
IS KILLED IN ACTION.
Another Dundee lad has sacrificed his life in his country’s cause. Private James Fleming met his death on 25th March. Corporal J. Millar, of deceased’s company, writing to the latter’s parents, who reside at 145 Alexander Street, states that Private Fleming was killed instantaneously. He was a lad of a very lovable disposition and was greatly missed. The Corporal remarks that deceased was one who was respected by all―officers, non-coms, and men. His body was interred behind the firing-line.
As a football player Private Fleming built up a reputation in his battalion. Private Fleming was 21 years of age. He had seen four years’ service with his regiment, with which he travelled to the front from India.
Dundee Courier 17th April 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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