James Beattie Forsyth

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202876
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Israel/Palestine
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 19.04.1917
  • Burial Country: Israel/Palestine
  • Cemetery: Jerusalem Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 18

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 94 Dens Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Joiner, Frank Sandiman & Sons, Manhattan Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Susan Beattie Forsyth, 2 Mortimer Pl, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:

    Jessie Forsyth, c/o Buchan, Box 300, Grand Forks, B.C. Canada.

  • Children:

    Alexander, born 04.03.1913 & Margerite, born 16.08.1916

More about James Beattie Forsyth

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial.

James Forsyth   202876   Royal Scots

Missing Fusilier Reported Killed.

Pte. James Forsyth, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was reported missing in Palestine on 19th April, 1917, is now reported killed.  Pte. Forsyth, who was 32 years of age, was the third son of Mrs Forsyth, 12½ Mortimer Street.  He enlisted in 1915.  Before the war he was a joiner with Frank Stewart Sandeman & Sons, Manhattan Works, and was a member of Dundee Miniature Rifle Club.  Private Forsyth leaves a widow and two of a family, who reside in Hill Street.

Dundee Courier 24th October 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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