James Sands

James Sands
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4268
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: 
Seaforth Highlanders (2nd Bn.)
Cemetery: 
Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps
Additional information: 
Son of James and M. Sands of 56 Springfield Road, Bridgeton. Native of Greenock.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs J McCormack, 56 Springfield Road, Bridgeton.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Margaret Sands.
1901 census information:
Address: 8 Mearns Street, Greenock.
Stepfather: John Murray (36) storeman, born about 1855 in Elgin.
Mother: Margaret Murray (28) born about 1873 in Greenock.
Sister: Margaret (9) born about 1892 in Greenock.
Self: James (5) born about 1896 in Greenock.
Half-sister: Agnes (3) born about 1898 in Greenock.
Half-sister: Helen Murray (5 months) born about 1901 in Greenock.
1911 census information:
Some of the children are living in Kilmalcolm. They are James 15, Agnes 13 and Ellen Murray 10.

Evening Times 13/5/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Sands, 1 Anderson Place, Rutherglen, has received information that her son, Private Jas. Sands, has been wounded in Flanders on 25th April and removed to the base hospital at Rouen. He joined the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders at the beginning of the war. Before doing so he was employed with Messrs Alexander, chair makers, Cambuslang. Private Sands (4268) was born at Greenock and attended Westside School, Kilmacolm. He is 20 years of age.