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Able Seaman James Forsyth

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Battalion
Service No: Clyde Z / 4515

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Family Information

Son of William and Susan Forsyth. Father was a Colliery Fireman. James` brother AB William Forsyth died aboard HMS Natal on the 30/12/1915 (see index). Another brother Henry was also with the Royal Naval Division. From the 1901 Census - Address - 112 Whifflet St, Coatbridge - William Forsyth aged 43, Susan Forsyth aged 43, Agnes Forsyth aged 17, Henry Forsyth aged 13, George Forsyth aged 10, James Forsyth aged 8, William Forsyth aged 3, James` fathers mother-in-law Ann Graham aged 79

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 17 Coathill St, Coatbridge


Of Broncho Pneumonia at home (17 Coathill St)




Miner with the Hutton Rig Coal Company, Bellshill



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Additional Information

James died at home ( 17 Coathill St ) from Broncho Pneumonia whilst demobilised to civil employment. He is not recognised by the CWGC as he does not qualify due to dying after discharge. His service record reads - Enlisted 20/05/1915 ; Draft for MEF 05/10/1915 (Hawke Battalion) 25/101915 till 26/07/1916. Disordered action of the heart. Invalided to UK 01/08/1916 (Bronchitis). Demobilised to the Hutton Rig Coal Company. Also remembered on the 1st Boys Brigade Roll of Honour


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