1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James Raeside

Contributed by: James Raeside, on 2009-02-25

James Raeside Army
First Name James
Surname Raeside
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1979
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Glasgow, Renfrewshire

James's Story

My grandfather, James was called up for service on 8th May 1916 along with 3 of his brothers, Johnny, Robin and Wiliam. Johnny failed his army medical and was sent home to the family farm at Uplawmoor. All 3 brothers survived the war, although James received a shrapnel wound to the shoulder at one point. He was demobbed in December 1919 and returned to Uplawmoor where he married his sweetheart, Miss Annie Boyle Watson.

Picture shows: Picture of James believed to have been taken at Redford barracks Edinburgh

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