James Tyrie Forsyth

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88863
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: Transport Branch (Railways)
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 22.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp Mem. 1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 17 Step Row, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dundee Gasworks
  • Mother:

    Isabella Forsyth, 17 Step Row, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Forsyth, 17 Step Row, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David, John & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Tyrie Forsyth

James was the brother of Pte David Laing Forsyth 30051, 11th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action 14.07.1916.

James Tyrie Forsyth   88863   Royal Engineers

Killed on His Birthday.

Sapper James Tyrie Forsyth, killed in action, belonged to the Transport Section of the Royal Engineers, and was a son of Mrs Forsyth, 17 Step Row.  He had been on active service for two years, and had returned to the front only five weeks after furlough when he met his death on his twentieth birthday.  Sapper Forsyth was formerly employed in Dundee Gasworks.  His eldest brother, Sergeant Major John Forsyth, Seaforth Highlanders, was severely wounded at the battle of Loos, and has since been discharged.  Another brother, Pte. David Laing Forsyth, Royal Scots, was posted missing since July, 1916, and is now presumed to have been killed in action, while a third brother, Corporal Wm. L. Forsyth, is serving in the Mechanical Transport of the A.S.C.  He was in the United States when war broke out, and came home to join up.

 Dundee Courier 17th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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