James McLaren

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 219773
  • Rank: Leading Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Messina Medal
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S Turbulant
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 01.06.1916
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 1 Blackness St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine Robertson McLaren, 1 Blackness St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 25.12.1915

More about James McLaren

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Turbulent a Destroyer launched January 1916. She was sunk by German Battleship, SMS Westfalen during the early hours of 1st June 1916 during the Battle of Jutland. Only 13 survived from a crew of 109, these survivors were interned as prisoners of war.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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