James Kelman

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2576
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • 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: Dundee
  • Address: 65 Main St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Batcher, Hillbank Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Kelman, 65 Main St, Dundee

  • Children:

    William, born 10.07.1903, Harry, born 17.07.1909, David, born 14.11.1910 & Christina, born 25.09.1915

More about James Kelman

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



Private J. Kelman, 65 Main Street, who enlisted in the 4th Black Watch after the outbreak of war, is reported in several letters which have reached the city to have been killed in action.  Up to yesterday Mrs Kelman had received no official notification of her husband’s death.  The sorrowful news, however, being corroborated from various sources leads her to fear the worst.  Private Kelman, who was some 36 years of age, was previous to the war employed as a batcher in Hillbank Works (James Scot & Sons. Ltd.).  Mrs Kelman is left with four children.

Dundee Courier 21st May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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