This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2576
- Rank: Private
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 65 Main St, Dundee
- Occupation: Batcher, Hillbank Works, Dundee
Elizabeth Kelman, 65 Main St, Dundee
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.
WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN MOURN
DEATH OF PRIVATE KELMAN.
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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