Great War Dundee
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: 202815
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 20/11/1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 13 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Porter, Dundee West Station
Catherine Jane Johnston, 13 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
More about James Petrie
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial.
Mrs Petrie, 4 East Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, has received a letter from an officer at the front intimating the death of her only son Pte James Petrie, Black Watch, the officer writes – “Your son was doing very fine work when he was hit by a bullet and killed outright. He was a splendid soldier, and I always found him bright, cheerful, and willing.” Deceased who was 20 years old, was previously employed as a porter at Dundee West Station. He enlisted in March this year and went to the front in May.
Dundee Courier 4 December, 1917.
Pte James Petrie, Black Watch (killed) was a son of Mrs Petrie, 4 East Hendersons Wynd. Prior to enlisting, he was employed as a porter at the West Station.
Dundee Peoples Journal, 8 December, 1917.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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