James Jeffrey

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/1885
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Blairgowrie
  • Address: 40 Forebank Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Jeffrey, 16 Lyon St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Christina, born 13.07.1913

More about James Jeffrey

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.


Intimation was received yesterday of the death in action on 9th May of Private James Jeffrey (1885), 1st Black Watch, who resided at 40 Forebank Road, Dundee.

Private Jeffrey, who saw four years’ service in the Black Watch, was called up as a special reservist at the outbreak of the war.  He was employed as a millworker.  His loss is mourned by his widow and one child.

Dundee Courier 5th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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