James Hunter Lawrie

Second Lieutenant James Hunter Lawrie - Glasgow University Photo - headshot
British War Medal, Victory Medal
King's Own Scottish Borderers, 3rd Battalion attached 7th /8th Battalion

1915 Commissioned into 3rd Battalion KOSB on 12th July.  He landed in France on 11th May 1916 and joined the 7/8th Battalion (46th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division) on the 16th May.  Most of Lawrie’s short time with the battalion was spent in trench work in the Hulluch Sector until the battalion left for the Somme on the 21st July.  The battalion took over trenches on 7th August and 2 days later Lawrie, and several other men, were killed by a shell.

c1896
Death9th August 1916
Killed in action.
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BurialDartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, I. D. 74.
His parents chose the phrase ‘He died for us’ to be added to the headstone. [caption id="attachment_3365" align="aligncenter" width="206"]James Hunter Lawrie Grave 1919/20 prior to erection of GWGC stone - courtesy of Lawrie B Short James Hunter Lawrie Grave 1919/20 prior to erection of GWGC stone - courtesy of Lawrie B Short[/caption]
Son of Ephraim S. and Margaret Lawrie, of 317 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow
Ephraim S Lawrie (c1863-1925) & Margaret Hunter (c1860-1932)
Slater of E S Lawrie & Co, St Mungo Street, Townhead, Glasgow
Andrew (1888-1914), Jane F Lawrie (1890-1959), Catherine M (1893-1947), Rev Dr John S (1897-1978), Margaret (1899-) [caption id="attachment_3366" align="aligncenter" width="193"]James Lawrie (in the middle) with his younger brother Ephraim (John) and his sister Margaret (Meg) James Lawrie (in the middle) with his younger brother Ephraim (John) and his sister Margaret (Meg)[/caption]
Unmarried
Haghill Public School Whitehill Higher Grade School Glasgow University
Apprentice civil engineer with Kyle, Dennison & Laing
27 St Mungo Street, Glasgow
317 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair 341-342
Scottish National War Memorial Whitehill School War Memorial  
Scottish National War Memorial Whitehill School War Memorial
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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 Mr Lawrie B Short, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum, Ancestry, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotlands People The Long, Long Trail The Scottish War Memorials Project A Border Battalion: the history of the 7/8th (Service) Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers.  1920.
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Credits

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

 
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