James McAulay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Forfar
  • Service no: 2535
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 12/01/1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V. E. 10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 17 Lawrence Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Balgay Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Wallace McAulay, 17 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 14.01.1913

More about James McAulay

James McAulay    2535   Black Watch


To-day Mrs M’Aulay, 17 Lawrence Street, Dundee, received intimation from the War Office that her husband, James M’Aulay, Black Watch, was killed in action on 12th January.

In a letter to Mrs M’Aulay his officer says :___”When his battalion was going up to the trenches on Friday, the 12 inst., your husband and three others were killed instantly by shell fire.  Their bodies were brought back and buried in a cemetery behind our lines.  With sincere sympathy from the battalion, and commending you to the care and comfort of God in your great loss.”

Private M’Aulay, who had been in France six months, joined the army shortly after the outbreak of war, prior to which he was working in Balgay Works, Dundee.  A brother of Mrs M’Aulay’s who is left with one child, was killed early in the war.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 31st January 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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