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: 874
- Rank: Lance Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Aubers Ridge, France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Yeamans Alley, Lochee
Mary Jean Scrimegour Low, 53 Lorne St, Lochee
Nellie Low (nee Hoare), Ballyreigue, Co. Kerry
James, born 12.12.1911 & May, born 14.05.1914
More about James Low
James Low’s wife was Nellie Low of Ballyreigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry. James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
James Low was my great grandfather. His address was 3 Yeamans Alley, Lochee, Dundee. He was the son of Mary Jean Scrimgeour but was raised mainly by his Grandmother Mary Low aka Granny Booth, who married John Gibson Booth after she gave birth to Jane. James’s father was never in the picture along with Jane’s (James mother) father so he went by his grandmother’s maiden name which was Low as she was Low when she gave birth to James’s mother Jane. Both his grandmother and his mother married but neither of those men were blood relatives to James hence why he went by his Grandmothers surname. James died at the age of 25 and has no known grave but he names is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France and his name is listed in the roll of honor in the war museum in Edinburgh castle. .
While serving in Ireland before WW1 he met my great Grandmother Nellie Hoare and they got married in the Isle of Wight. on the 12/01/1914.
Additional information and photo’s kindly supplied by James great grandson Declan Lowe
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