James Gaffney

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Montrose
  • Service no: 8278
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Carnegie Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Gaffney

  • Father:

    James Gaffney

  • Siblings:

    2 sisters

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Gaffney

James died of Phthisis following wounds.

James Gaffney   8278   Royal Scots Fusiliers



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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