James Wright

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7256
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 24/10/1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Millworker, Hendersons Mill, South Dudhope Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Helen Wright, 119 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Wife, died 30.11.1912

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 16.10.1908

More about James Wright

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. Guardian of child listed as Helen Wright, 119 Alexander St, Dundee.

James Wright   7256   Black Watch


The official announcement of the death of Private James Wright, aged 34 years, of the 42d Highlanders, (Black Watch), was received on Tuesday by his mother at 119 Alexander Street, Dundee.

Private Wright who was killed in action on October 24th, was well known in the city, and was employed in Henderson’s Mill.  He was a widower, and leaves one child, a little girl of six years.  Wright was a reservist when war broke out, and was at once sent with his regiment to the front.

Dundee People’s Journal 19th December 1914

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