James Nicoll Melville

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/13491
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 14th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Beauchamp, Villers-Plouich
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 24.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15A & 16C

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 02.09.1896
  • Place of Birth: Roslin Cottage, Clepington Rd, Dundee
  • Address: 6 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Civil Engineer, City Engineers Office
  • Mother:

    Lillie Melville nee Nicoll, 6 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Melville, 6 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    1 Brother

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Nicoll Melville

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

James Nicoll Melville   S/13491   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.


Information has reached Mr and Mrs Herbert Melville, 6 Dalkeith Road, Dundee, that their elder son, James Nicoll Melville Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has made the supreme sacrifice.

Deceased was a promising young man of twenty-one years of age, and was qualifying as a civil engineer in the office of the city architect prior to enlisting after the war broke out.  He had been at the front for almost a year.  He was a nephew of ex-Bailie W. S. Melville, and a grandson of ex-Bailie Nicoll, Monifieth, in which town he was well known.

Dundee Courier 7th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Sheila Jelley and Michael Caldwell

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