This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: S/3004
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 27.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Bridgeton, Glasgow
- Address: 8 Cherryfield Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Edward St Mill, Dundee
Henry & 1 sister (name unknown)
More about James Mellon
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
James Mellon S/3004 8th Black Watch
DUNDEE MAN KILLED IN SEPTEMBER FIGHTING.
Private James Mellon, 8th Black Watch, was killed in the heavy fighting of 25th September.
His sister, who resides at 8 Cherryfield Lane, Dundee, had received no word from her brother since that date, and the official intimation of his death has now come to hand. Private Mellon, who was 27 years of age, was employed as a millworker in Edward Street Mill, but joined the 8th Black Watch on the outbreak of war. His brother Henry Mellon, Scottish Rifles, was wounded in November, 1914.
Dundee Courier 19th January 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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