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: Forfar
- Service no: 2535
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Lawrence Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Balgay Works, Dundee
Mary Wallace McAulay, 17 Lawrence St, Dundee
James, born 14.01.1913
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James McAulay 2535 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
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
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