This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: July 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2737
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 01/11/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III. A. 9.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Baffin Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Farm Labourer
More about James Thomson
James Thomson 2737 Black Watch
DUNDEE BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Pte. James Thomson, Black Watch, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomson, 8 Baffin Street, Dundee.
Twenty-one years of age, Pte. Thomson enlisted in the Black Watch in July, 1914, and had been at the front for three years. Prior to enlistment he was a farm servant in the Dundee district. Writing to deceased’s parents an officer states that a shell burst overhead, and he was killed instantaneously. The writer adds :–“His loss is a great grief to both myself and his comrades, for his cheerfulness and his desire to help could almost be counted on in the most difficult of situations. His place will be hard to fill.”
Dundee Courier 14th November 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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