James McRitchie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1071
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Wolseley Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James McRitchie, 10 Wolseley St, Dundee

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More about James McRitchie

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

James M’Ritchie   1071  1st Black Watch



The parents of Lance-Corporal James McRitchie, of the 1st Black Watch, who reside at 10 Wolseley Street, Dundee, have now learned the worst regarding the fate of their son.  Recently he was reported missing, but official intimation has been received that Lance-Corporal McRitchie was killed in action on 9th May.  He served in India with the Black Watch for six years, and went to France in November with the Indian Expeditionary Force.  On 10th November Lance-Corporal McRitchie was wounded at La Bassee, and after spending three months at home returned to the front in the beginning of March. The deceased soldier was 34 years of age.

Dundee Courier 19th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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