This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 25.01.1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3867
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Monikie
- Address: Douglasfield by Dundee
- Occupation: John Thomson, Farriers, Gaigie, Wellbank
Isabella Jolly Niven, Douglasfield, Dundee
James Niven, Douglasfield, Dundee
More about James Niven
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
James Niven 3867 2/4th Black Watch
4TH BLACK WATCH MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
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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