1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James Moran

Contributed by: Margaret Anton, on 2008-11-12

James Reynolds Moran
First Name James
Surname Moran
Year of Birth 1894
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross

James's Story

Having joined the Territorial Army, he was called up early for active service and left for the front on 1st May 1915. He died of wounds in a casualty clearing station hospital on Friday April 14th 1916.

His seven days leave was due the week after he died, this would have been his first leave since going to France.

Jim, who was 20 years old, was the second son of Mr & Mrs Martin Moran, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. His older brother Hugh Moran, was also on active service abroad with the Royal Engineers, thankfully survived the war. Both Jim and Hugh set off for France in 1915 on the same ship.

Private James Reynolds Moran is remembered with honour in Aubingny Communal Cemetry Extension

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