Great War Dundee
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:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Military Cross
- Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
- Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 08.05.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 81 to 84
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 37 Nethergate, Dundee
More about James Forrester
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial.
James Forrester MC Rifle Brigade
Lieutenant J. Forrester, Rifle Brigade, son of Mr and Mrs Forrester, 37 Nethergate, Dundee, who was reported missing on 8th May last, is now officially reported to have been killed on that date.
Lieutenant Forrester was in America when war broke out, but returned to this country and enlisted as a private in the Black Watch. He went to France with the rank of sergeant, and after taking part in much severe fighting obtained a commission, being gazetted to the Rifle Brigade. He returned to France in the beginning of this year.
Dundee Courier 25th November 1918
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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