James Leitch

Military Information

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  • Service no: S/17895
  • Rank: Private
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  • Awards: Military Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
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Personal Information

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  • Address: 6 Thorter Row, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Margaret Hadden Leitch, 25 Wolseley St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Leitch, 25 Wolseleyb St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew, Albert, Robert, (1 other brother, name unknown) & Mary Watson Gracie, 18 William St, Dundee

  • Spouse:

    Wife, 6 Thorter Row, Dundee

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More about James Leitch

James was the brother of Pte Andrew Moir Leitch, S/24039, 8th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 24.03.1918, Pte Albert Leitch, 23010, 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who was killed in action 06.06.1917 & Gunner Robert Hadden Leitch,5005, 31st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, who was killed in action, 29.05.1916.

James Leitch M.M.  S/17895    Gordon Highlanders


Private James Leitch, Gordon Highlanders, whose wife resides at 6 Thorter Row, Dundee, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the field.  Private Leitch enlisted 2½ years ago, and had been in France for two years.  His parents, who reside at 25 Wolseley Street, have had five sons in the army, three of whom have been killed in action.

Dundee Courier 30th November 1918

Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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