James Campbell Steel

MedalsNo Medal Rolls Index Card found
RegimentArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Battalion, ‘D’ Company
Military Service

1911 Gentleman cadet at RoyalMilitaryAcademy, Sandhurst

1914 The 1st Battalion joined 81st Brigade in November 1914 and arrived in France in December.


c1894 London

Death13th March 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action at St Eloi, France

BurialDickebusch New Military Cemetery, B. 17.

His gravestone bears the inscription ‘Until the day break and the shadows flee away’.

CWGC Information

Son of the late James Alison Steel and of Katherine Isabella Steel.


James Steel (c1830-1894) and Katherine Campbell (c1854-1923) married 1889, Crathie, Aberdeenshire

Father's Occupation

Partner in W Strang Steel & Company running the London office


Grace (b.1891)




Not known


Regular soldier

1901 Census

Hinstock House, Sycamore Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire

1911 Census

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 399
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org

Family Search – www.familysearch.org

The Long, Long Trail – http://www.1914-1918.net/

Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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