James Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 14569
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Session Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dock Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Carstairs (formerly Smith), 8 Session St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Alexander, born 20.12.1909, Charles, born 12.04.1913 & James, born 29.02.1916

More about James Smith

James Smith   14569   Scots Guards


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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