James Tyrie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 13 October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
  • Service no: 4189 ES
  • Rank: Engineman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M. Drifter Charity
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 47
  • Date of Death: 24.10.1915
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 48 Albert St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jean Patterson Tyrie, Cargill, Perthshire

  • Father:

    John Tyrie, Cargill, Perthshire

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Ann Tyrie, 48 Albert St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Norah, born 13.07.1905

More about James Tyrie

James Tyrie was the son of Mr John and Mrs Jean Patterson Tyrie of Cargill, Perthshire and was married to Mrs Ann Tyrie of 48 Albert Street, Dundee although his Royal Naval Reserve record shows this as 48 Allan Street. He join the RNR in Aberdeen on 13 October 1915 and was immediately sent to sea in HMS Drifter Charity in Aberdeen. This vessel disappeared with all hands on passage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Poole, Dorset on 24 October 1915. James Tyrie is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Southsea Common, Hampshire and on the St Andrews Parish Church Memorial, Dundee.

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M. Drifter, Charity which was launched in 1901 and requisitioned by the Admiralty in Oct 1915. Charity disappeared 24.10.1915 with all hands somewhere between Great Yarmouth and Poole.

James Tyrie   4189ES   Merchant Navy

TYRIE___Lost at sea, about 24th October 1915, James Tyrie, husband of Annie Crow, 48 Albert Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 4th December 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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