Name:-   Dick, James

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   28

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  S/4850

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  8th Bn., Gordon Highlanders

Date of death:-   15 October 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   

Family information:-    Son of Cumming James Dick and Mary Dick of Ramleh Place, John Street, Blairgowrie

1891 Census

31, Bankhead, Blairgowrie

Cumming J. Dick, head, 30, baker, b. Blairgowrie

Mary Dick, wife, 30, b. Blairgowrie

Mary Ann Dick, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

James Dick, son, 3, b. Blairgowrie

Edith Dick, daughter, 7 months, b. Blairgowrie

1901Census

39, John's Street, Blairgowrie

Cumming Dick, head, 40, baker, b. Blairgowrie

Mary Dick, wife, 40, b. Blairgowrie

James Dick, son, 13, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Edith Dick, daughter. scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Alexr McGregor, boarder, 28, Gardiner's Labourer , b. Blairgowrie

Alexr McGregor, boarder's son, 3, b. Blairgowrie

Mary McGregor, boarder's son (?), 5 months, b. Blairgowrie

Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 23rd October, 1915 page 8

Here are are large article and a picture of Private James Dick.  He was in the 8th Gordon Highlanders, and died, 15th October, of wounds received on the previous day.  He was the son of Mr. Cumming Dick, baker.  James was postman from Blairgowrie to Bridge-of-Cally for some years.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 30th October 1915 page3

"War Causalities" 

There is a long article on Private James Dick, entitled "The Late Private James Dick, Blairgowrie".  here is part of it...

"Though private James Dick, 8th Gordon Highlanders, had left our district for some time, we still regarded him as one of our own, and the news of his death was heavy to all who knew him. He made a stalwart soldier, and performed all his duties in a true soldier's spirit.  It was his own, perhaps, excessive, modestly that led him to refuse all the offers promotion, which were made to him. As to his character and disposition, we all knew the sterling worth of the one, and the lovable nature of the other.

There is also a report of a service at Clatt Parish Church, Aberdeen.

 

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