James Logan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20171
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 14.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: A.12.35.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 11 Lawson Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation: Cooper, Ballingall Brewery, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Logan, 11 Lawson Pl, Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Logan, 11 Lawson Pl, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Logan

James Logan   20171   Royal Engineers

DUNDEE SOLDIER RECOMMENDED.

FOR CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY IN THE FIELD.

Mrs Logan, 11 Lawson Place, Dundee, has received an official postcard from her son, Sapper James Logan (No. 20171), 9th Field Company Royal Engineers, containing the intimation that he has been recommended for conspicuous bravery in the field.

Sapper Logan, who is 24 years of age, was a reservist, and has been fully twelve months at the front.  Before mobilisation he was employed as a cooper with Ballingall & Son, Ltd., brewers.

Mrs Logan’s two elder sons and a grandson are also with the colours. Sergeant David Logan (48), also of the Royal Engineers, was called up as a reservist, and has been about three months at the front.  He was formerly an electrical engineer in Dundee.  Pte. John Logan (30), of the 9th Black Watch, enlisted after the outbreak of war, while Sergeant Logan’s son David, who is about 20 years of age, has been at the front for the past three months.  He was a serving soldier in his father’s regiment, the Royal Engineers, before the outbreak of war.

Dundee Courier 14th August 1915

GALLANT DUNDEE SOLDIER

IS RECOMMENDED FOR BRAVERY.

Sapper James Logan, (No. 20171), 9th Field Company Royal Engineers, has been recommended for bravery.

Mrs Logan, 11 Lawson Place, Dundee, has received an official postcard from her son, Sapper James Logan (No. 20171), 9th Field Company Royal Engineers, containing the intimation that he has been recommended for conspicuous bravery in the field.

Sapper Logan, who is a reservist, is 24 years of age, and was previously employed as a cooper with Ballingall & Son, Ltd., brewers, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 16th August 1915

DUNDEE SOLDIER WHO DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF

SUSTAINS SEVERE WOUNDS.

Mrs Logan, who resides at 11 Lawson Place, Dundee, has received intimation that her son, Sapper James Logan, 9th Field Company Royal Engineers, has sustained gunshot wounds, and has been removed to hospital in France.  The latest intelligence to hand is that his leg has had to be amputated.

Sapper Logan is 27 years of age, and was a reservist of the Royal Engineers. On the outbreak of war, he was called up, and for thirteen months had escaped without injury.  Sapper Logan recently sent home a card signed by Major-General H. M. Wilson, commanding the 4th Division, stating that he had been recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

He was a cooper by trade, and was employed by Ballingall & Son, Ltd., at the time of enlistment.

Dundee Courier 2nd October 1915

LOGAN___At Rouen, France, on the 14th October, of wounds received in action, No. 20171 Sapper James Logan, aged 27 years, 9th Company Royal Engineers, youngest, and dearly beloved son of Mrs Margaret Logan, No 11 Lawson Place.

Dundee People’s Journal 16th October 1915

BRAVE DUNDEE ENGINEER

DIES OF WOUNDS IN FRENCH HOSPITAL.

Sapper James Logan, of the 9th Field Company Royal Engineers, a Dundee man, who only about a month ago was complimented by a British General for conspicuous bravery on the field, has died of wounds in a French hospital.

His mother resides at 11 Lawson Place, Dundee.

A reservist, Sapper Logan, who was 27 years of age, previously served three years in the Royal Engineers.  Prior to the war he was employed as a cooper at Park and Pleasance Breweries (Ballingall & Son, Ltd.).  About a month ago he sent his mother a card which he had received from General Wilson complimenting him for conspicuous bravery on the field.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 20th October 1915

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