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: 11214
- Rank: Guardsman
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Laurencekirk
- Address: Tayview Buildings, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Tram Worker
Catherine F. Mathers, 9 Mortimer St, Dundee
More about James Mathers
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
DUNDEE TRAMWAY EMPLOYEE
IS KILLED IN ACTION.
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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