World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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James Menzies

Service: Navy
Unit: Nelson Battalion R.N. Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Able seaman
Service Number: Clyde 5/2524

James was born in Glasgow in 1893, son of Alexander and Sarah Menzies of 4 Ashview Terrace, Newton Mearns. James's father was employed as a labourer.

James died of his wounds at Gallipoli, Turkey on 5 June 1915, aged 22 and is buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey - Grave reference B41*. The inscription which his mother requested to be put on his grave is: ‘Faithful is He that calleth you’ 1st Thessalonians Ch5 v24.


 *The cemetery was so called as this was the final resting place for many men of the 1st Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers who lost their lives on a beach close to Cape Helles on 25 April 1915.

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