Blairgowrie Advertiser 20th November 1915

"Former Blairgowrian Killed"

"Corporal James Forsyth, 6th K.O.S.B. was killed in action 18th October.  He was the eldest son of Mr. Forsyth, 43, Clifton Road, Lossiemouth, and was about 21 years of age.  For some years he was with his late father as a hairdresser, and before answering the call about a year ago he was in the employment of Mr. A. Steven, Allan Street, Blairgowrie.

A comrade writing to deceased's mother, says - James was killed by a shell while in the trenches, and died a hero's death, death being instantaneous.  In him the Battalion lost one of its most promising N.C.O's., and one who was greatly respected by all who knew him.  He was promoted Corporal after the great charge on 25th September."

 

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