Name :- McLagan, James
Nationality :- UK
Age :- 21
Rank :- Ordinary Seaman
Number :- C/JX 299911
Service :- Royal Navy
Regiment / ship :- H.M.S. Achates
Date of death :- 31st December 1942
Cemetery / Memorial :- Chatham Navel Memorial, Kent, England
Area of cemetery / memorial :- Panel 57 3
Family information :- Son of Alexander McLagan and Margaret Cuthbert Grant McLagan, 13, MacDonald Crescent, Rattray
Extra information :-
A week before joining the Navy, James had finished his painters apprenticeship with his grandfather, Mr. James McLagan, of Perth Street, Blairgowrie.
He was a keen sportsman, and as well as being a keen putter, he was also a member of the Our Boys and Spitfires, local juvenile football teams.
H.M.S. Achates was part of a fleet of destroyers which was escorting a convoy bound for North Russia when it was attacked and sunk by two German warships, the 'Lutzov' and the 'Hipper' in the Barents Sea.