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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. James' father was a Colliery Fireman. James' brother AB William Forsyth died aboard HMS Natal on the 30/12/1915. 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.

Died

Died on the 06/06/1918 of Broncho Pneumonia at home (17 Coathill St)

Enlisted

20/05/1915

Employed

Miner with the Hutton Rig Coal Company, Bellshill.

Age

25 / DOB - 24/02/1893

Buried / Remembered

Not known

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Additional Information

See Directory for James' brother AB William Forsyth's page. James' listing by the Royal Naval Division Casualties of the Great War - Cause of Death: Died at 6.30am at home address, 17 Coathill St, Coatbridge, from Broncho Pneumonia (14 days) whilst demobilised to Civil Employment. Service History: Enlisted 20/5/15 ; Draft for MEF 5/10/15, joined Hawke Bn. 25/10/15-26/7/16 Disordered Action of the Heart, Invalided to UK 1/8/16 (Bronchitis) ; 20/3/17 Demobilised under ACI.185 to the Hutton Rigg Coal Company, Bellshill, Lanark (Miner). Notes: Not listed by CWGC (those who died after discharge to civil employment do not qualify for CWGC status) ; A Miner ; b.24/2/1893 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, William, 19 Coathill St., Whifflet, Coatbridge ; 29/9/19 Informed by Brother (Henry G. Forsyth, 42 South Main St., Whifflet, Coatbridge) Rating "Died 6/6/18" ; 8/10/19 Death Cert. received Died 6/6/18. Broncho Pneumonia ; Brother of Clyde Z/5693 AB William Forsyth RNVR, Killed in HMS "Natal" 30/12/15. ; GROS data = 652/020310, age 25, Coal Miner (AB 3rd Hawke Bn. RND), Son of William (Colliery Fireman) & Susan Forsyth (nee Graham), both deceased. Also remembered on the 1st Boys Brigade Roll of Honour.

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