Great War Dundee
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James Tyrie Forsyth
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 88863
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Step Row, Dundee
- Occupation: Dundee Gasworks
Isabella Forsyth, 17 Step Row, Dundee
David Forsyth, 17 Step Row, Dundee
David, John & William
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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