Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Collie, James Kirton

Rank: Private

Regiment: 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of James Collie, wood-turner ; born Kincardine O'Neil, 20 March 1893 ; he was educated at Gordon's College, came up to the University in 1913 and graduated M.A. in 1916. Collie enlisted in the 1/7th Gordon Highlanders 5 April 1916, and was attached later to the 5th Battalion. After training at Ripon, and Rugeley (where he qualified as a Scout) he crossed to France early in November, and had served for only a few weeks when he was killed by an enemy shell at Courcelles, 16 December 1916.

Date of Death: 16 December 1916

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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