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James Tod Kedslie Dea

2314 Private

1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 and 44

Family history: Son of Mrs Charlotte Dea, Redthorne, Juniper Green, Midlothian and of the late William Dea. James lodged at 5 Rae Street, Stenhousemuir. James was on the teaching staff at Larbert Central School. He had two older brothers and two older sisters.

He enlisted in the local Territorial battalion shortly after war was declared having previously served for four years in the Stirling County Volunteer Service being discharged voluntarily.

The action leading to his death

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’ for full details of the action on 25 April.

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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