James Reid

RankCaptain James Reid
MedalsMain Medal Card cannot be traced but he was presumably entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal; he was also Mentioned in Despatches
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 10th Battalion
Military Service

1914 Reid received a commission as Second Lieutenant in the 10th HLI on 29th August and was promoted Lieutenant on 19th November.

1915 The battalion went to France on 12th May and Reid was promoted Captain on 10th June. On the 25th September the 10th HLI took part in its first major action, the first day of the Battle of Loos, and was virtually annihilated.


27th July 1889

Death25th September 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action during the advance from the trenches at Cambrin

BurialCambrin Churchyard Extension, L. 9
CWGC Information

Son of Sir Hugh Reid, Bart., of Belmont, Springburn, Glasgow. B.A. (Cantab).


Sir Hugh Reid, Bart (1860-1935) and Marion M Bell (1868-1913)

Father's Occupation

Engineer. Managing Director, North British Locomotive Company.


Madeline C M (1892-1983), Douglas N (1898-1971), George H N (1901-1961)




Kelvinside Academy

Glenalmond College

Admitted as pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge 25th June 1909; BA (Cantab) 1913


Studying for the English Bar

1891 Census

Belmont, Springburn, Glasgow

1901 Census

Railway Station Hotel, Ayr

1911 Census

The Nursing Hostel, Thompson’s Lane Cambridge

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Zeta Lair not known
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 the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, 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

TrinityCollege, Cambridge Roll of Honour – http://trinitycollegechapel.com/media/filestore/general-documents/RollOfHonourWWI.pdf



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

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