This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: August 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/3230
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 22/09/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 14 Wolseley Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Denfield Woks, Dundee
Mary Imrie, 14 Wolseley St, Dundee
More about James Imrie
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
James Imrie 3/3230 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Another Dundee soldier, who saw service in the South African campaign, has been killed.
Mrs Imrie, 14 Wolseley Street, yesterday received official intimation of the death in action on 22nd September of her only son, Private James Imrie, Black Watch.
The deceased soldier enlisted in the 2nd Black Watch at the beginning of the Boer War when he was only 18 years of age, and saw almost two years’ active service then. He held the Queen’s and King’s Service Medals.
Three weeks after the present war broke out Private Imrie re-enlisted in his old regiment. He had been at the front since May of last year. Private Imrie was wounded at Loos, but after a month’s treatment in hospital was able to rejoin his battalion. Prior to enlistment in August, 1914, he was employed in Denfield Works, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 10th October 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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