Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

James Moses

James Moses was born on 5th August 1895 to Margaret and David. The family lived in Shawlands, Glasgow. His grandfather was James Aitchison, of the famous Muirhead and Arthur clock makers.

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James attended Glasgow High School. He was a member of the Cadet Training Corps there from the age of 13. When he was 17 he joined the University Officer Training Corps. At this time he was also employed for the lawyers Messrs Wilson Stanley and Co of Glasgow.

Having trained in the army for most of his life, he received a commission quickly after the outbreak of war and was initially in the 17th Highland Light Infantry. He was then posted to 9th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and went to Bournemouth to train. In January 1916 he went to France and later fought at Vimy Ridge. He was killed the day before his birthday, on 4th August 1916, and was buried on his 21st birthday. He now lies in the Auchonvillers Military Cemetery.