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: Aldershott
- Service no: 345886
- Rank: Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 14th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 07.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.C.9.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: 61 Baltic St, Dundee
- Occupation: Montrose Sawmills
Mary Pert Spence, 18 Rossie Tce, Ferryden, Montrose
Helen, born 03.07.1912
More about James Spence
James Spence 345886 Black Watch
MONTROSE SERGEANT DIES OF WOUNDS.
Sergeant James Spence, Black Watch, whose wife and child reside at 61 Baltic Street, Montrose, died of wounds received in action on 3rd inst., in a casualty clearing station in France, on 7th inst. He joined the army at the beginning of the war, and was wounded at the first battle of Loos. He was for fifteen months in No 1 V.A.D. Hospital in Montrose. After recovery he was sent to Palestine and returned to France three months ago. Before enlistment he was employed at Montrose Sawmills.
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review 13th September 1918
SPENCE___Died of wounds received in action on 3rd inst., Sergt. James Spence, Black Watch. Beloved husband of Mary Pert Spence, 61 Baltic Street, third son of the late Andrew Spence, Cobden Street, Montrose.
Dundee People’s Journal 28th September 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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