This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Barry Camp
- Service no: 3/8653
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 39
- Date of Death: 25.01.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Methven
- Address: 31 Elizabeth Street, Dundee
Catherine Slaven, 31 Elizabeth St, Dundee
More about James Slaven
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
THE FATAL 25th OF JANUARY.
ANOTHER DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.
Another Dundee Black Watch soldier has to be counted in the list of killed at La Bassee on 25th January.
The victim is Private James Slaven whose mother resides at 31 Elizabeth Street Dundee. Deceased was thirty-eight years of age, and was unmarried. He had served altogether thirteen years in the army. On the day that he died a letter was dispatched to him. Mrs Slaven has another son, John on a mine-sweeper. Dundee’s roll of killed on the fatal 25th now reaches almost a dozen.
Dundee Courier 9th March 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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