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: 7047
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 15.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 & 38
- Date of Birth: 1882
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Susan Neil 2 Kinnaird St, Dundee
Alexander Gibson Neil, George Harrison Neil, Robert Neil, Thomas Neil & William Neil
Janet Amelia Thomson, Constabulary Station, Alloway by Ayr
Thomas, born 31.03.1910, George, born 07.10.1913 & Mary, born 19.12.1914
More about James Neil
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He married Janet in 1909 and were residing in Motherwell in 1911. He is also remembered in his local church in Motherwell.
3 brothers also fell, they were, Pte George Harrison Neil 2130, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 25.09.1915, Driver Robert Neil 18417, 69th Field Company, Royal Engineers, died 07.03.1919 & Sergeant William Neil 7459, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 17.05.1915. His brother Alexander served as a Private with the 2nd Divisional Train, Canadian Army Service Corps, 135936 and returned home safely.
James Neil 7047 Highland Light Infantry
NEIL― Killed in action in France, on the 17th May, in France, Sergeant James Neil, A Company 2d H.L.I., British Expeditionary Force, beloved husband of Janet Thomson, Motherwell, and eldest son of Mrs Neil, 2 Kinnaird Street, Dundee, aged 34. – Inserted by his sorrowing wife.
Dundee People’s Journal 19th June 1915
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information supplied by John Kennedy. Further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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