Name:- Dick, James
Age :- 28
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
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
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
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
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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