James Booth Mechan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 15997
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 20 William Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker, Baxter Bros Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Ann Mechan

  • Father:

    William Mechan

  • Siblings:

    1 Sister

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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