James Macrae

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 1305
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 30.01.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 & 63

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Caldrum St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Macrae, 104 Caldrum St, Dundee

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More about James Macrae

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

1305 Pte. James Macrae, 2nd Royal Highlanders, died of wounds on 30 January 1916, aged 25.
He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

DUNDEE MAN DIES OF WOUNDS. Private James Macrae, 2d Battalion Black Watch (Indian Forces), eldest son of the late Alexander Macrae, jute stower, 104 Caldrum Street, Dundee, has died from wounds received in the Persian Gulf in January last. He was 25 years of age, and was in India with his regiment when war broke out. Private Macrae, who had been in the army for about ten years was home on a few days’ leave in September of last year. The Courier, Tuesday, 28 March 1916, 6.

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