Name:-    Allison, James Stewart

Nationality:-     UK

Age :-    30

Rank:-    Second Lieutenant



Service:-    Army

Regiment / Ship:-    6th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) - attached to 11th Greek Labour Bn.

Date of death:-    Tuesday 18th September, 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Area of Cemetery / Memorial :-     115

Family information:-    Son of Charles Kier Allison and Agnes Jane Stocks Baird Allison, Sunnybrae, Blairgowrie.


From the 1881 Census comes the following information about James Stewart Allison's parents...

Living at Cherry Row, Blairgowrie is Charles Keir Allison.  He is 29 years of age, a widower and a grocer.

Living at Parkside Cottage, Perth Road, Blairgowrie is 28 year old Agnes J. Baird.  She is 28 years of age, unmarried and a dressmaker.  Also at this address is William Crockart and his family.  Agnes was the sister of Wm. Crockart's wife Margaret R. 

James was in the 6th Bn Black Watch, at the same time as David Crockart (sic.).


1901 Census

Sunnybrae, Newton Terrace, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

 Charles K Allison, head, 39, fruit grower, b. Blairgowrie

Agnes Jane Allison, wife, 48, b. Blairgowrie

Charles D Allison, son, 18, bank clerk, b. Blairgowrie

James S Allison, son, 14, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Agnes Jane Allison, daughter, 12, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

David Allison, 8, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Eliza Baird, boarder, 67, former dressmaker, b. Campbelltown, Argyleshire


Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 29th May 1915 page 4

"Another Blairgowrie Native Wounded"

"Yesterday, Mrs. Allison, Sunnybrae, Blairgowrie received a letter from her son, Lance-Corporal James S. Allison, of 4th Seaforths, stating he was in hospital in Hastings, having been wounded last Sabbath evening in the trenches by shrapnel, which struck him on the leg below the knee.

Lance-Corporal Allison, who served his apprenticeship  in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Blairgowrie, went from Aberdeen to London fully a year ago.  After the outbreak of War he joined the 4th Seaforths the London-Scottish Bn. he thought of entering being full up, and has been for some months at the Front.  This is the first mishap he has come by.  He was formally a volunteer.

His younger brother, Dispatch Rider David Allison, is in the Scottish Horse."

According to the County Directory of Scotland 1912 there is another Allison, A. living at "Pleasence", Coupar Angus.

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