This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James Grainger Strachan
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/5228
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Nelson Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 31.12.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. B. 149.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: 36 Carmichael St, Dundee
- Occupation: Twine Polisher
Mary Dow Strachan, 36 Carmichael St, Dundee
Alexander Strachan, 36 Carmichael St, Dundee
More about James Grainger Strachan
Accidentally killed at Gallipoli.
James G. Strachan CZ/5228 Nelson Bn R.N.D.
STRACHAN—Accidentally killed while serving with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, on 28th December, Able Seaman James Strachan, Clyde, Z/5228, R.N.V.R., son of Alexander and Mary Strachan, 36 Carmichael Street, Dundee, and grandson of Bob Dow, professional golfer, late of Montrose.
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review 28th January 1916
STRACHAN—Accidentally killed on 28th December 1915, while serving in Mediterranean Forces, Able Seaman James Strachan, Nelson Batt., Royal Naval Division, youngest and dearly beloved son of Alexander and Mary Strachan, 36 Carmichael Street, Dundee, and grandson of the late Robert Dow, Montrose.
Dundee People’s Journal 29th January 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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