This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James Nicoll Melville
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/13491
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- 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
Lillie Melville nee Nicoll, 6 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee
Robert Melville, 6 Dalkeith Rd, Dundee
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.
DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS IN ACTION.
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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