Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

James Alexander Chrystie


James Alexander Chrystie was born on the 30th May 1888, at 2 Myrtle Bank Cottages, Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. James was the son of James Brown Chrystie, a Clerk, and Elma Eliza Chrystie, nee McGregor, who had married in Kimberley, South Africa on the 18th May 1881.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

Whilst at the University, James studied subjects including Chemistry, Physics, Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology, Materia Medica, Zoology, Clinical Surgery and Diseases of the Throat and Nose. He started taking exams in April 1908, taking 3 attempts each to pass his first 3 professional exams. He finally passed his 3rd professional exam in 1914 before going off to war. He never had the opportunity to return to sit his final exam.

2nd Lieutenant James Alexander Chrystie served with the 3rd Bn., attd. 2nd Bn., of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and was killed in action on 30th November 1914, aged 36. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in the town of Ypres (now Ieper), in the West Flanders region of Belgium.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register