James Duncan Hay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 15.12.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Officers, B.4.18.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Ninewells, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk, A. & J. Guild, Stockbrokers, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Hay, Ninewells, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Hay, Ninewells, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Duncan Hay

James is believed to be the brother of Shoeing Smith, William McPherson Hay, 13829, 3rd Dragoon Guards Prince of Wales Own, who was killed in action 27.03.1918.

James D. Hay   Lieutenant Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


Lieutenant James D. Hay, Royal Lancaster Regiment, has died of wounds.  He was a son of Mr Thomas Hay, joiner, Ninewells, and was reported wounded about a fortnight ago.  He enlisted in the Scots Guards shortly after the outbreak of war, and came through a lot of heavy fighting with that regiment.  Only six weeks ago he returned to the front as an officer of the Royal Lancaster Regiment.  In civil life Lieut. Hay was a clerk in the office of A. & J. Guild, stockbrokers, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 17th December 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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