Norman McLeod Rattray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1916
  • Place of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Engineer Sub-Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Research
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
  • Place of Death: Royal Naval Hospital, Portland
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 21.07.1918
  • Burial Country: England
  • Cemetery: Portland Naval Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: 582

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1887
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 19 Rokesby Avenue, Crouch End, London
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  • Mother:

    Catherine McLeod Rattray, 42 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Captain Henry Rattray, 42 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

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More about Norman McLeod Rattray

Norman McL Rattray was the son of Captain H and Mrs Catherine McLeod Rattray of 42 Strathmartine Road, Dundee and Pitkerro and his home address was 19 Rokesby Avenue, Crouch End, London. He joined the Royal Naval Reserve in January 1916 and was appointed to an unidentified sea going ship. He was hospitalised in July 1917 before being appointed to the Armed Boarding Steamer HMS Amsterdam. Hospitalised again in 1917 he was medically downgraded for shore service only and sent to HMS Research for work with Trawlers, Drifters and minor war vessels. H.M.S. Research was a 520 ton steam powered Survey Vessel launched in 1888 and finally sold for scrap in 1920. In July 1918 he died in the Naval Hospital at Portland, Dorset from head injuries received in a motor cycle accident. Norman Rattray is buried in the Royal Naval Cemetery at Portland.

Norman M’Leod Rattray   Sub-Lieutenant Royal Navy

RATTRAY___At Royal Naval Hospital, Portland, on 21st inst., the result of an accident, Engineer, Sub-Lieutenant Norman M’Leod Rattray, youngest and beloved son of Captain and Mrs H. Rattray Pitkerro, 19 Rokesby Avenue, Crouch End, London.

Dundee People’s Journal 27th July 1918

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell. Grave marker image courtesy of Jonathan Gozney,

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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