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: Montrose
- Service no: 8278
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 03.03.1915
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee Eastern Necropolis
- Grave/Mem Ref no: K.4.3336.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 13 Carnegie Street, Dundee
More about James Gaffney
James died of Phthisis following wounds.
James Gaffney 8278 Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE WAR VICTIM.
SCOTS FUSILIER’S DEATH IN CITY HOSPITAL.
The second British soldier to die from wounds in a Dundee Institution is Pte. James Gaffney, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, whose death has taken place at the King’s Cross Hospital.
Pte. Gaffney was a native of Dundee and 29 years of age. He went out to the front with his regiment at the commencement of the war, and he sustained his injuries in the closing stages of the memorable retreat from Mons. He resided with two of his sisters at 36 Carnegie Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 13th March 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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