James Niven

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 25.01.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3867
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 25/09/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Monikie
  • Address: Douglasfield by Dundee
  • Occupation: John Thomson, Farriers, Gaigie, Wellbank
  • Mother:

    Isabella Jolly Niven, Douglasfield, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Niven, Douglasfield, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Niven

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

James Niven   3867   2/4th Black Watch


Mr James Niven, Douglasfield, by Dundee, has been officially notified that his son, Private James Niven, 2/4th Black Watch, died as the result of wounds received in France on 25th September.  He enlisted in the 4th Black Watch on 25th January last and was drafted to France about three months later.  Private Niven was wounded on 9th May, but was able to take his place in the firing line again, and after the forward movement on September 25th he was reported missing.  Previous to enlistment Private Niven, who was 20 years of age, was employed by Mr John Thomson, farrier, Gagie, Wellbank.

Private William Robertson, 1st Black Watch, a brother-in-law of Private Niven was killed in action on 16th September 1914.  He was formerly employed as a fireman at Midmill Bleachfield.

Dundee Courier 24th January 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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