James Kyle

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7873
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 30.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4A & 4D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Shepherds Loan, Dundee
  • Occupation: Assistant Overseer, Ashton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Kyle, 13 Cochrane St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Kyle, 13 Shepherds Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William, Frank & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Kyle

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

James Kyle   7873   Kings Own Scottish Borderers

KYLE___Killed in action, on 30th July, Private James Kyle, No. 7873, K.O.S.B., second son of Mr and Mrs John Kyle, 13 Shepherd’s Loan, Dundee. – Inserted by his brother, Private John Kyle, Black Watch.

Dundee People’s Journal 19th August 1916

Intimation has been received of the death in action of Private James Kyle, K.O.S.B., son of Mr and Mrs James Kyle, 13 Shepherd’s Loan, Dundee.  A reservist, Private Kyle went to the front with the first contingent of the British Expeditionary Force, and had witnessed a good deal of severe fighting.  With the exception of one occasion, when he was slightly wounded, he escaped injury up till the end of last month, when he met his death in action.  Deceased was 30 years of age, and was formerly employed as assistant overseer in Ashton Works.  His wife died about eight months ago.  He leaves two brothers in the fighting line—William Kyle, Royal Engineers, and Frank Kyle, who is with the transport section of the Army Service Corps.  A third brother, John Kyle, is on home service with the Black Watch.

Dundee People’s Journal 26th August 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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