This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James Booth Mechan
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 15997
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
- Unit/Ship: 10th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 57 to 59
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 20 William Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker, Baxter Bros Ltd, Dundee
More about James Booth Mechan
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
James Mechan 15997 10th Scottish Rifles
DUNDEE CALENDER WORKER KILLED.
Private James Mechan, 10th Scottish Rifles, has made the supreme sacrifice. Official intimation has been received by his sister, who resides at 20 William Street, Dundee, that he was killed in action on 25th September.
Deceased was twenty-six years of age, and enlisted at the outbreak of war. Previous to donning the uniform he was employed as a calender worker by Baxter Bros. & Co., Ltd.
Dundee Courier 22nd January 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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