Private James Park

Biography of Private James Park

James Park was born in 1895 in Rutherglen, son of Colin B. and Mary W. Park, of 4, Roseby Terrace, Burnside, Rutherglen, Glasgow. His father was a smoke detector with Glasgow Corporation.

He went to school in Rutherglen, and achieved the standards required to enable him to matriculate at the University in 1913 in the Arts Faculty. In his first year he studied Latin and French, and in his second English, Logic and History. By this time the War was well under way, and he enlisted in the army, joining "C" Coy. 14th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as a private.

James Park died on 26th March 1918, a victim of the Great German offensive which caused the brief retaking of ground won by British soldiers in 1917, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, in France. He was 23 years of age.

As well as the University Roll of Honour, his name also appears on the Rutherglen Cenotaph, and the Rutherglen Academy Memorial. Stonelaw High School had taken over the Academy premises and the Memorial was erected by Stonelaw High School former pupils.


Private James Park
Rank: Private
Regiment: 14th Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action 26 March 1918
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/840
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/212

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