The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* James Black

James Black

For so long, John Black was a mystery to us at The High School, so little was known of him. But thanks to researcher Johnny Doyle, we have now discovered that James Black was a Second Lieutenant in the KOSB (King's Own Scottish Borderers) but was originally no 1437 in the Lothian and Borders Horse regiment. 



Military Career: 

BLACK, JAMES

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
19/08/1917
Age:
24
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers
 
7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference
II. G. 26.
Cemetery
BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3

Additional Information:

Son of James and Sarah Black, of Edinburgh.

Source:  http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/139786/BLACK,%20JAMES

Family Stats: 

1901 Census shows that James Black was 8vyears old and living at Residents of a house 5 in St. Michaels Terrace (New Kilmainham, Dublin) with his family  
Religion: Baptist
Parents, James and Sarah Black.
Brother John Mayer, (who also died in WWI and was a past pupil of The High School)  Robert and Joseph

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