James Grainger Strachan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/5228
  • Rank: Able Seaman
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  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Montrose
  • Address: 36 Carmichael St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Twine Polisher
  • Mother:

    Mary Dow Strachan, 36 Carmichael St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Strachan, 36 Carmichael St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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