James Watson Pryde

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Service no:
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion, attached to 3rd Battalion, 1st Kings African Rifles
  • Place of Death: Nakati, Portuguese East Africa
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 05.05.1918
  • Burial Country: Africa
  • Cemetery: Dar Es Salaam British and Indian Memorial, Tanzania
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 14.03.1891
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 28 North George St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Agnes Thomson Pryde (nee Watson), 28 North George St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Storrier Pryde

  • Siblings:

    Bertha

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Watson Pryde

James was in charge of “B” Company 3rd/1st The Kings African Rifles Nyasaland. He was killed in action at Nakati, Portuguese  East Africa.

James Watson Pryde   Black Watch,attached King’s African Rifles

Captain James Watson Pryde, Black Watch, attached King’s African Rifles, who is official reported to have been killed in action on 5th May, was the only son of the late Mr David S. Pryde, house proprietor, and of Mrs Pryde, 28 North George Street.  The deceased officer who was 27 years of age, had a brilliant university career.  After receiving his primary education at the Morgan Academy he went to St Andrews University, where he graduated M.A. five years ago, and he had only a year to complete of his B.Sc. degree course when war broke out.  He was sergeant-major in the University O.T.C., and realising the country’s need for men he joined the colours shortly after the was declared, and received a commission in the Black Watch.

Dundee Courier 17th May 1918

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Hugh Macrae

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