Lieutenant James Albert Eadie

Biography of Lieutenant James Albert Eadie

James Albert Eadie was born in 1895, and was the elder son of William Eadie, a merchant from Cambuslang. The family lived in Cairndene, Cambuslang, and this remained James' home even once he joined the University of Glasgow in 1913.

James matriculated with the College of Arts in the 1913/14 session, intending to take classes in Humanity and History in his first year. His class in Humanity changed to a class in Latin, and James was a successful student, reflected in his being awarded a Certificate by his History professor Dudley J. Medley. In his second year James took Higher History and Political Economy. He had intentions of joining the Church of Scotland as a Minister after his studies, however these ambitions were put on hold by the outbreak of war in 1914. Keen to be involved, James joined the University's Officers' Training Corps, and was commissioned into the London Regiment in October 1915.

As a member of the London Regiment, James was immediately involved in the action on the Front, which culminated with his regiment taking part in the Somme in 1916. He then joined the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached to the Machine Gun Corps with whom he served until his death in France on the 27th May 1918. Lieutenant James Albert Eadie is remembered on the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.

Summary

Lieutenant James Albert Eadie
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 9th Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action 27 May 1918
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/691
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/70

Sources

University of Glasgow Archives: R8/5/35/3, SEN10/56. Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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