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Aberdeen, J., Cpl., 1915

De Ruvigny Roll of Honour Vol 1 page 1

On the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial is the name of 5391 Corporal James Aberdeen serving with the 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who died 30/04/1915.

James was born in Durham on the 8th June 1880. He was married on the 26th March 1900, at Brandon, Durham, to Margaret Hannah, daughter of George Stringer of New Brancepeth, Durham. They had two children, James Gordon, born 16th May 1913 and Vera Rebecca, born 19th October 1911.

He joined the army on the 10th July 1900, and served nine years with the colours and five years with the reserve.

He served in the South African campaign in which he received the South African Medal with 4 clasps.

On the outbreak of war he was called up, and after going through the Battle of Ypres he was killed by a shell, while resting in a wood, on the 30th April 1915.

De Ruvigny Roll of Honour

James Aberdeen is remembered at New Brancepeth on N62.01 and N61.02


The CWGC entry for Corporal Aberdeen

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk