James Milne McBay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 514421
  • Rank: Corporal
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish)
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/14th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 29.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: Bridgend Cottage, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Chief Clerk, James Logie, Insurance Brokers, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    David P. B. McBay, Bridgehaugh, Stirling

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More about James Milne McBay

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial. His next of kin is listed as Anne Batchelor (aunt) Bridgend Cottage, Broughty Ferry.

James Milne McBay   514421   London Regiment

Corporal James M. McBay, London Regiment, was killed on the 29th August.  He joined up in October, 1916, and went to France in January, 1917, He had been previously wounded.   Corporal McBay was formerly chief clerk with Messrs James Logie, insurance brokers, and was also for a few years in the London office of Morison, Pollexfen, & Blair, Limited.  Corporal McBay was for many years an enthusiastic worker in Broughty Ferry Y.M.C.A., of which Association he was a director.  His brother is with the R.A.M.C. in Malta.  Corporal McBay was a nephew of Miss Batchelor, Bridgend Cottage, West Ferry.

Dundee Courier 10th September 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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