James Morrison Low

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service Occupation:
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  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, attached Machine Gun Corps
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 01.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 14.10.1891
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Kilmaron Castle, Cupar, Fife
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Katherine Mary Duff Munro

  • Father:

    Sir James Low, Bt.

  • Siblings:

    Katherine 1893-1969, Emily, born 1895, Walter 1899-1955

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  • Children:

More about James Morrison Low

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the son of the late Sir James Low, Bt, and Lady Low, Kilmaron Castle, Cupar, Fife. His father was Lord Provost of Dundee (1893-1896).

James Morrison Low   Lieutenant   Seaforth Highlanders

Official intimation was received at Kilmaron Castle, Cupar, yesterday that Lieut. L. Morrison Low, Seaforth Highlanders, eldest son of Sir James Low, Bart. Of Kilmaron and Torr Moonzie, is missing.

Lieutenant Low attained his majority in September, 1912, and at that time Sir James and Lady Low entertained about five hundred guests at Kilmaron Castle, when the young laird was the recipient of handsome gifts from the Town Council of Cupar, the tradesmen of Cupar, the tenantry on the estates, and the indoor and outdoor servants.

Mr Morrison Low, who was fresh from Oxford at that time, made a capital appearance in returning thanks for the gifts and the good wishes that had been expressed towards him.

Before receiving his commission shortly after the outbreak of war, Mr Morison Low was associated with his father’s business at Dundee.

Dundee Courier 8th July 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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