James Beaton McKinnon

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 23rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Messines Ridge
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 07.06.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclosure No3
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVI.B.13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 13.02.1892
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: Hillock House, Kingennie
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Christina McKinnon, Hillock House, Kingennie

  • Father:

    Donald McKinnon, Hillock House, Kingennie

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  • Children:

More about James Beaton McKinnon

A School medalist, James McKinnon was a member of St Andrews OTC when he received his commission in the Middlesex Regiment. In civil life Mr McKinnon had just complete a course of training for the ministry of the established Church of Scotland.

James Beaton McKinnon   Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment

DUNDEE DIVINITY STUDENT KILLED.

Lieut. James B. McKinnon, Middlesex Regiment, who was killed in action, was the third son of Mr Donald McKinnon, egg merchant, Dundee, and Hillock House, Kingennie.

Deceased was a divinity student at St Andrews University, and joined the army shortly after obtaining his B.D. degree.  He was 25 years of age.

Dundee Courier 18th June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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