James G Whitelaw


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    James G
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    Black Watch


Signaller James G Whitelaw passed through Peterborough East Station on 13 July 1916.  He was serving with the 2/4th Battalion Black Watch and stationed at Blickling Camp, Aylsham, Norfolk.  James’ service record did not survive and at present we have no further information on this soldier.

It is possible that he was the son of William and Jessie Whitelaw born in Aberdeenshire in about 1898.  Are you able to help us to find out more about James?

The 2/4th (City of Dundee) Battalion Black Watch was formed at Dundee in September 1914, as a second line unit and was located in Broughty Ferry on Tay Defences. In January 1915, the Battalion moved to Hawick and attached to the 2nd Seaforth & Cameron Highlanders Brigade in the 2nd Highland Division, and then moved to Bridge of Earn in mid-1915.  In October 1915, it became the 191st Brigade in 64th Division at Auchterarder and a month later was absorbed with the 2/5th Battalion. The unit moved to Norwich in May 1916, and on to Kelling Heath. The Battalion was disbanded on 19 December 1917.

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  1. Beverley Jones says:

    Blickling Camp Aylesham

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