James Petrie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202815
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Porter, Dundee West Station
  • Mother:

    Mrs C. Petrie, 13 Wilkies Lane, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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

Can you tell us more about James Petrie? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: