James Mathers

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11214
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 16.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3 & 4

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Laurencekirk
  • Address: Tayview Buildings, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Tram Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine F. Mathers, 9 Mortimer St, Dundee

  • Children:

    2 Children

More about James Mathers

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



For almost three months the relatives of Private James Mathers, 2nd Scots Guards, have been in suspense as to his fate.  His wife, who resides at Tayview Buildings, Church Street, Broughty Ferry, along with her two children, yesterday received official intimation that her husband was killed in action at Festubert on 16th May.  Private Mathers, who enlisted at the outbreak of war, was formerly employed on the Dundee tramways.

Dundee Courier 11th August 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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