Mackie, James Cecil Davidson
Regiment: 1st Highland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Biography: Son of James D. Mackie, solicitor ; born Aberdeen, 14 March 1892 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School ; graduated M.A., 1912 ; LL.B., 1913. In the same year he joined the 4th Gordon Highlanders ; later he transferred to the R.F.A. and at the outbreak of war was mobilized as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Highland Brigade, R.F.A. (T.F.). After six months training at St. Neots he crossed with his battery to France where he served until his demobilization in March 1919. He received his Captaincy in 1915, and was mentioned in dispatches in 1918. His record of service was characterized by courage and devotion to duty, by loyalty to his fellow-officers and by tireless thought for the wellbeing of his men by whom he was beloved. In March 1918 he was wounded and in September badly gassed the effects of which hastened his death. He died on 8 August 1919, in Queen Mary's Nursing Home, Edinburgh.
Date of Death: 08 August 1919
Burial Details: Buried at Springbank Cemetery, Aberdeen, Section N, Grave 9.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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