|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1889|
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1915|
Sgt. 5th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
Killed in Action at Gallipoli
Graham, James Ormiston, MiD, Sergeant died age 25 on 19/06/1915, born Edinburgh. Sergeant James Ormiston Graham was the youngest son of John Ormiston Graham, a Joiner, and Catherine Graham, of 86 Montpelier Park, Edinburgh, and was employed as a Builder's Surveyor. He was a Territorial Volunteer in the Queen's Edinburgh Brigade, and was mobilised on 4 August 1914, at the very beginning of the war. When he departed for the Dardanelles he was a sergeant in the 1/5th Royal Scots, was wounded on 4 May 1915 and, after a month in hospital at Port Said, went back to the firing line, where he was killed on Saturday, 19 June, while engaged in throwing bombs from the parapet of the trench occupied by his Company at the Dardanelles.
His mother received this letter. "Madam, I have it in command from His Majesty the King to inform you as next-of-kin of the late Sergeant James Ormiston Graham, of the 5th Battalion, Royal Scots (Territorial Forces), that this non-commissioned officer was mentioned in a Despatch from General Sir Ian Hamilton, dated 22nd September, 1915, and published in the London Gazette dated 5th November, 1915, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. I am to express to you the King's high appreciation of these services, and to add that His Majesty trusts that their public acknowledgment may be of some consolation to you in your bereavement." Surviving siblings were Janet, Agnes, Walter, Gavin, Catherine and Ellen.
The above was submitted by contributor Laura Zlogar.
Here is a link to his brother "Guy's" memorial. Guy's page has 15 photos from a scrapbook he made showing his sisters, brothers, parents and a bit of extended family.
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
Plot: I. D. 15
Maintained by: Ryan-O
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55951228