James Gauld

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 49450
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 74th Field Ambulance
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 22/10/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: LXVII.K.28

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 69 Caldrum Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Robert Ower, Contractor, Charles St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs Gauld, 25 Bonnybank Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Mr James Gauld, 25 Bonnybank Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Janet M. Gauld, c/o Neill, 688 Landsdown, Toronto, Canada

     

  • Children:

More about James Gauld

Private James Gauld died of wounds on 22nd October 1918 and is interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais. The area around Etaples was remote from the main battle and trench areas so was used extensively as a ‘medical’ area with a number of Field and Static hospitals located in and around the area. Many of those buried in this cemetery succumbed in those hospitals.

James Gauld M.M.   49450   Royal Army Medical Corps

“ Knew No Fear.”

“He was a boy who knew no fear while in action, and the Military Medal was never better won,”  is the testimony paid by his sergeant to Private James Gauld M.M., R.A.M.C., who has died of wounds received in action.  Mrs Gauld resides at 69 Caldrum Street, and Private Gauld was the son of Mr and Mrs James Gauld, 25 Bonnybank Road.  He joined up in February, 1915, and had been in France for over three months.  An officer, writing to his wife, states that her husband was wounded on 12th October while carrying wounded from the battlefield, and as a recognition of his gallantry on that day the Army Corps Commander conferred on him the Military Medal. Deceased was 26 years of age, and was employed with Mr Robert Ower, contractor, Charles Street, Dundee.  He was well-known in athletic circles, being a member of the Dundee Boxing and Athletic Association, while he held the boxing championship in the city for 1912.

Dundee Courier 16th October 1918

Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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