James Duncan Aitchison

James Duncan Aitchison
Rank: Private
Service No: S/5172
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (9th Bn.)
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Rutherglen Lore information: Mrs. Aitchison, 119 King Street.
Soldier’s Effects information: Widow Marion Aitchison.
Ancestry information: Born James Duncan Aitchison 13th April, 1884 in Rutherglen. Parents William and Margaret. Married Marion McDonald Duncan 9th December 1904 in Rutherglen. Had 3 daughters Jane born 1905, Margaret Richardson born 9th May 1908 and Grace Duncan born 27th February 1911.
WWI Pension Ledgers: As well as the above children he also had a son James Aitchison.
1901 census information:
Address: 4 Bouverie Street, Rutherglen.
Father: William (56) mason, born about 1845 in Rutherglen
Mother: Margaret (56) was born about 1845 in Rutherglen
Sister: Margaret (22) mill weaver, born about 1879 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Henry (19) mechanical engineer, born about 1882 in Rutherglen.
Self: James (16) pottery worker, born about 1885 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Annie (14) mill weaver, born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
1911 Census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises of James 26, Marion 27, Jane 5, Maggie 2 and Grace 0.

Evening Times 7/10/1915

Newspaper transcript – Intimation has been conveyed to Rutherglen of the death of Private James Aitchison, of the 9-4th Black Watch, who has been killed at the front. Aitchison was employed at the Spittal Works, Rutherglen, before joining the Army. He leaves a widow and four children.