James Park

James Park
Rank: Private
Service No: 277495
Place of Birth: Barony
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (“C” Coy. 14th Bn.)
Memorial: Arras Memorial
Additional information: Son of Colin B and Mary Park of 4 Roseby Terrace, Burnside, Rutherglen. A Student in Arts (Glasgow University).

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Park, 26 Hamilton Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Father Colin Park.
1901 census information:
Address: 6 Wardlaw Drive, Rutherglen.
Father: Colin B (35) smoke inspector, born about 1866 in Glasgow.
Mother: Mary Young (28) born about 1873 in Rutherglen.
Self: James (6) born about 1895 in Glasgow.
Brother: William Young (3) born about 1898 in Glasgow.
Brother: Colin Brown (7 months) born about 1900 in Rutherglen.
Glasgow University information: James Park was born in 1895 in Rutherglen, son of Colin B and Mary W Park. His father was a smoke detector with Glasgow Corporation.
He went to school in Rutherglen, and achieved the standards required to enable him to matriculate at the University in 1913 in the Arts Faculty. In his first year he studied Latin and French, and in his second English, Logic and History. By this time the war was well under way, and he enlisted in the army, joining “C’ coy. 14th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as a private.
James died on the 26th March 1918, a victim of the Great German offensive which caused the brief retaking of ground won by British soldiers in 1917. He was 23 years of age.

Also commemorated on the Memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen and on the family headstone in Rutherglen Cemetery.