Fearn, James - A signaller from Alyth. Black Watch.
In the 1901 Census there is a Fearn family living at 25, High Street, Alyth.
Ann Fearn, head, 83, farmer's widow, b. Cortachy, Forfarshire
Charlotte Fearn, daughter, 37, laundress, b. Tannadice, Forfarshire
James F Barelay, grandson, 3, b. Alyth
On the CWGC site there is a J. Fearn listed. He was 19 when he died on 24th April,1917, which makes him around the right age. He is listed as being in the 1/6 Seaforth Highlanders, number S/41030, and the nephew of Mrs. A. Lamond, of Wester Kinwhirrie, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire. I can find no Wester Kinwhirrie on the map (perhaps it doesn't exist now), but Easter Kinwhirrie is just over a mile south-west of Cortachy where Ann was born.