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: Dundee
- Service no: 45973
- Rank: Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
- Unit/Ship: 34th Field Ambulance
- Place of Death: Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 10/08/1915
- Burial Country: Turkey
- Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D. 20.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 13 Ogilvie's Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Foreman, J. & A. Grimmond
Annie Dargie Mitchell, 7 Kinloch St, Dundee
More about James Mitchell
On 10 August 1915, 45973 Sergeant James Mitchell, 34th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medal Corps, died of wounds at the Dardanelles, aged 34.
He was the son of Robert and Annie Mitchell, and husband of Annie Dargie Mitchell, 7 Kinloch Street.
Sergeant Mitchell was a veteran soldier having served seventeen years in the 2nd Black Watch. He is buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey, I. D. 20.
DUNDEE R.A.M.C. SERGEANT DIES OF WOUNDS THREE DAYS PRIOR TO HIS BIRTHDAY. A Dundee member of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Kitchener’s Army), who would have reached his thirty-fifth birthday on the 13th August, is officially reported to have died of wounds at the Dardanelles three days previous to that date. Mrs Mitchell, who resides at 7 Kinloch Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Sergeant James Mitchell, died of wounds on August 10.
Sergeant Mitchell had a long military experience, having served seventeen years as a member of the 2nd Black Watch. Shortly after the outbreak of war he answered the call to arms, and enlisted in the R.A.M.C. He was previously employed as a foreman by J. & A. D. Grimond, Ltd. The Courier, Thursday, 9 September 1915, 4.
Information kindly supplied by Jim Flood, additional information supplied by Gary Thomson
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