Private James Reid, 11th Bn Royal Scots

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Private James Reid 20448, 11th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

James Reid, known as Jim by friends and family, was born on 16th November 1891 in Alyth to William and Georgina.  His father was a farm servant and Jim had four other siblings.  The family moved around Perthshire according to William’s employment.  Jim was educated at Forgandenny Public School and, on leaving school, he lived in Scone for several years.  He  being employed as a Car Conductor and later at the Railway Locomotive Works, Perth.   Jim enlisted in the army in February 1915 and he and his battalion were soon mobilised to France.  He was wounded during the Battle of Loos.  Private James Reid died on the 31st August 1915 as a result of his wounds.  He was 23 years of age.  Jim is buried in Bethume Town Cemetery.  He was awarded posthumously the Star, Victory and British War medals.


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