We remember James Duncan Mctavish

We remember James Duncan Mctavish

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Timeline

Timeline

1897
birth Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:7610628 12th January 1897
1901
location Largo, Fife, Scotland United Kingdom parents address Source:7624580 31st March 1901
1907
education George Watsons College Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:8539404 1907
1907
education Independent boarding school education Wellington College Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:6991494 1907 - 1911
1911
location Wellington (Salop) College, Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom school/college address Source:7624577 2nd April 1911
1911
employment Apprentice insurance clerk Scottish Metropolitan Insurance Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:8539404 1911 - 5th August 1914
1912
enlistment Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom Source:7610628 3rd December 1912
1912
service British Army Private 1404 Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1/9th Battalion Source:7102752 3rd December 1912 - 6th August 1916
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:2869260 24th February 1915 - 23rd April 1917
1916
location 12 Jordan Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom parents address Source:7610628 12th June 1916
1916
service British Army Second Lieutenant The Gordon Highlanders 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Source:2869260 21st November 1916 - January 1917
1917
service British Army Second Lieutenant The Gordon Highlanders 1/7th (Deeside Highland) Battalion Source:2869260 January 1917 - 23rd April 1917
1917
death Killed in Action Received a bullet wound to the neck whilst leading his platoon to go to an enemy trench; initially reported as missing. Death accepted on 13 June 1917 due to passage of time. Roena Arras France Source:7102752 Source:6989779 Source:2869260 23rd April 1917
burial Arras Memorial, Faubourg-D'amiens Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Bay 8 and 9 Source:7102752

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names James Duncan
Initials JD
Last Name Mctavish
Source 2869260
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
12 Jordan Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom parents address known 12th June 1916
Largo, Fife, Scotland United Kingdom parents address known 31st March 1901
Wellington (Salop) College, Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom school/college address known 2nd April 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 1404 Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1/9th Battalion Private
British Army The Gordon Highlanders 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army The Gordon Highlanders 1/7th (Deeside Highland) Battalion Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Margaret Williamson McTavish, nee Duncan mother
James Schomberg McTavish father
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1912-12-03 5'10"

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Jeremy24359
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359

External Evidence

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Bayley's Children Jeremy24359
War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical) Jeremy24359
Battalion War Diary: 1915 Apr - 1918 Oct Jeremy24359
Old Wrekinian Lives Lost 1914-18 Jeremy24359
IWM's War Memorials Register Jeremy24359

Multimedia

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The Gordon Highlanders Jeremy24359
Arras Memorial Jeremy24359
O.W. War Memorial 1914-1919, Wrekin College Chapel Jeremy24359

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