James Reilly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10247
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 07.11.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.C.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 12 Crescent Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Reilly, 12 Crescent Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 05.01.1914

More about James Reilly

James Reilly 10247 2d Highland Light Infantry


Private James Reilly, 2nd H.L.I., a Dundee reservist, who had been officially posted as missing since 17th November.  His wife, who lives at 12 Crescent Lane, Dundee, has, however, received intimation from a comrade that he was killed on that date.

Dundee Courier 16th June 1915


All doubt has been dispelled as to the fate of Private James Reilly, 2nd H.L.I., a Dundee reservist.

Mrs Reilly, his wife, 12 Crescent Lane, received official intimation that her husband had been missing since 17th November, and she had lived in hope that he was still alive.  She has just received a letter from a comrade in the H.L.I., stating that Private Reilly’s section was blown up by a shell on 17th Nov., and that her husband was one of the many killed.  Deceased, who was 25 years of age, was a reservist, and prior to rejoining his regiment was a millworker.

Dundee Courier 16th June 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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