James Nairn

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2822
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 09/06/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Gorre British And Indian Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I. G. 8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 31 Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation: Miner/Motor Engineer?
  • Mother:

    Mary Nairn, 31 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Nairn, 31 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Nairn

James Nairn   2822  Black Watch


Official intimation has been received in Dundee that Private James Nairn, Black Watch, was killed in action on 9th June.  The deceased soldier, who is a son of Mrs Nairn, 31 Hawkhill, Dundee, enlisted in the Black Watch about six months after the outbreak of war, and was at the front for fifteen months.  Private Nairn was 22 years of age, and was prior to enlistment, employed as a miner at Buckhaven.

Dundee Courier 22nd June 1916

Private James Nairn, Black Watch, son of Mr and Mrs Nairn, 31 Hawkhill, Dundee, is reported to have been killed on 9th June.  Deceased was 22 years of age, and joined the colours after the beginning of the war, before which he was employed as a motor engineer in the city.

Dundee People’s Journal 24th June 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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