James Milne Rattray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 345264
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 14th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Israel/Palestine
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 06.11.1917
  • Burial Country: Israel/Palestine
  • Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: L.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 05.04.1887
  • Place of Birth: Monifieth
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Cashier, Hillbank Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary M. Rattray, 2 Prospect Pl, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    Charles M. Rattray

  • Siblings:

    Robert Jamison Rattray

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Milne Rattray

James was the brother of Able Seaman Robert Jamison Rattray, Clyde Z/287, of the Drake Battalion, Royal Navy who was killed in action 18.12.1915.

James like his brother was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and both brothers are remembered on the schools war memorial.

James M. Rattray   345264   Black Watch


Intimation was received yesterday that a well-known Broughty Ferry lad had been killed in action.

Mrs Rattray, who resides in Prospect Terrace, received the sad intimation that another of her sons, Sergeant James M. Rattray, had made the supreme sacrifice.  Sergeant Rattray, who was thirty years of age, enlisted in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in 1914, and had seen much service in Gallipoli and Egypt.  Prior to the war he was cashier in Hillbank Works, Dundee.  His brother, who was in the Royal Naval Division, died in December, 1915.

The sympathy of the residenters of Broughty will go out to Mrs Rattray in her loss.

Dundee Courier 24th November 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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