James Wishart GORRIE

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GORRIE, James Wishart

Service Number: 29278
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, 5 April 1884
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Pneumonia, France, 29 October 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Grave S. II. K. 22 INSCRIPTION A SCOTTISH AUSTRALIAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 29278, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 29278, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
29 Oct 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 29278, 5th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Commemorated on the Gorrie family headstone in St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Churchyard, Dalkeith, Scotland.

 He was 30 and the son of the late George Hutton Gorrie and Mary Jane Gorrie [nee Keith]

 

His brother served with British forces and also fell; he was Second Lieutenant Alexander Keith Gorrie, died 26/04/1916, aged 32-11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. TANCREZ FARM CEMETERY-Belgium-Grave I. E. 5.