James Wilson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6834
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 13/11/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hunter's Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: 8

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Malcolm Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Tenter, Harry Walker & Sons, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Wilson, 2 Malcolm St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Wilson, 2 Malcolm St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
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  • Children:

More about James Wilson

James Wilson   6834  


Mr and Mrs Alexander Wilson, 2 Malcolm Street, Dundee, received official information yesterday that their son, Pte. James Wilson has been killed.  He was engaged carrying ammunition to the troops when he met his death.  Private Wilson enlisted in April, 1915, previous to which he was a tenter with Harry Walker & Sons, Ltd.  He was a prominent junior football player, having played for Clepington Athletic.  He also took an active interest in temperance work, being a member of the Pioneer of Peace Lodge, Dundee.  Deceased was 23 years of age.

Dundee Courier 30th November 1916

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