Name :- McKay, James Ostler
Nationality :- UK
Age :- 17
Rank :- Ordinary Seaman
Service :- Mercantile Marine
Regiment / ship :- S.S. Redgate
Date of death :- 2nd January 1942
Cemetery / Memorial :- Not Known
Area of cemetery / memorial :- Not Known
Family information :- Son of John McKay and Catherine Muldoon McKay, 26 Davie Park Place, Rattray, Perthshire
Extra information :- James died of dysentry and typhoid fever in an unknown port in in East Africa. After he left Blairgowrie High School, James was employed by Mr. W. Smith, a butcher in Leslie Street, and also by Messers Balfour & Beattie in the town.
It was a family tradition to follow the sea. His elder brother, John, served as a submariner in the Royal Navy.