This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: October 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 14569
- Rank: Guardsman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 02.10.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.K.45.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 8 Session Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Dock Labourer
Elizabeth Carstairs (formerly Smith), 8 Session St, Dundee
Alexander, born 20.12.1909, Charles, born 12.04.1913 & James, born 29.02.1916
More about James Smith
James Smith 14569 Scots Guards
DUNDEE GUARDSMAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mrs Smith, 8 Session Street, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death from wounds on 2nd October of her husband, Private James Smith, Scots Guards.
Private Smith sustained gunshot wounds in action on 26th September, and died in a casualty hospital at the front on above date. The deceased soldier, who was in his 29th year, was prior to enlistment employed as a dock labourer. He joined the Scots Guards in September of last year, and had seen only five weeks’ active service.
Dundee Courier 18th October 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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