Name:- Ferrier, James
Rank:- Lance Corporal
Regiment / ship:- 2nd Bn., Gordon Highlanders
Date of death:- 6th November 1914
Cemetery / Memorial:- Halluin Communal Cemetery
Area of cemetery / memorial :- D.2.
1891 census ...
there is a James Ferrier, 4 months, grandson, living at David Street, Alyth. With him are :-
Helen Moon, head, 52, millworker, b. Arbroath, Forfarshire
Annie Ferrier, daughter, 17, millworker, b. Arbroath
James Cargill, son, 11, scholar, b. Dundee, Forfarshire
14, James Street, Alyth, Perthshire
James Smith, head, 39, mason's labourer, b. Meigle, Perthshire
Annie Smith, wife,27, b. Arbroath, Forfarshire
John Smith, son, 7, scholar, b. Alyth
David Smith, son, 3, b. Alyth
Robert Smith, son, 3, b. Alyth
Helen Smith, daughter, 1, b. Alyth
James G Ferrier, stepson, 10, b. Alyth
Blairgowrie Advertiser 30th January, 1915 Page 6
"Mrs. Smith, of Alyth, received intimation from the War Authorities on Tuesday that her eldest son, Corporal James Ferrier, of the Gordon Highlanders, had died of wounds on 6th November. Corporal. Ferrier was stationed in Egypt before the war, and his mother had not seen him for 7 years. Some time ago an Alyth man, writing to friends in Alyth, mentioned that he had seen Corporal Ferrier fall in action, but though the War Office was asked in December for conformation they could give no particulars. The last letter received from Corporal Ferrier was written in October. Before he enlisted the deceased soldier was employed in Alyth Wood Works."
Blairgowrie Advertiser 25th February 1915 page 6
"On Monday, Mrs. Smith, High Street, got official word that her son, Lance Corporal, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, who died of wounds on 6th November 1914, was buried at Halluin on the same day."
A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902
Here is mentioned a Lance-Corp. Duncan Ferrier of Alyth, who served in the 20th (Fife & Forfarshire Light Horse) Company. There is also a picture. Is he the father of James? Please contact me if you need further information.
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