James Kelly Dalgleish

Male 1919 - 1942  (23 years)


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  • Name James Kelly Dalgleish 
    Born 12 Jun 1919  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 13 Nov 1940  [2
    Lance Sergeant, Royal Artillery 
    Residence 13 Nov 1940  Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Acheson House 
    • Marriage certificate notes: (now engaged in War Service)
    Died 30 Jul 1942  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Age: 23y 
    Buried 4 Aug 1942  Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I9825  Dalgleish Study
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father James Logan Dalgleish,   b. 1890,   d. 1950  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Helen Kelly,   b. 1893 
    Married 4 Oct 1912  Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Address:
    3 St. John Street 
    Family ID F3289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F3287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Acheson House - 13 Nov 1940 - Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Aug 1942 - Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Midlothian Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Kelly Dalgleish - Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial
    James Kelly Dalgleish - Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Gravestone.

    2. [S7] Marriage certificate.

    3. [S1] GRO BMD Index, Q3 1942 Bedford 3b 314.

    4. [S13] CWGC.
      Serjeant 886532 Royal Artillry 33 Field Regt. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial

    5. [S448] Gloucester Citizen, Soldier Killed After Broadcast, 1 Aug 1942.
      Three hours after he had taken part in a B.B.C. programme, with his friend, the radio padre, Sergt. James K. Dalgleish was killed while tackling an incendiary bomb during a raid on a Midland town.
      Sergt. Dalgliesh, who was 23, won the Military Medal at Dunkirk.
      His 21 years old wife had expected to meet him at a London station before she returned to her home in Edinburgh.
      He had lived with the Rev. Ronald Selby Wright, the radio padre, since he was 12, in the manse of the Canongate, Edinburgh, and broadcast with him several times.

    6. [S449] Bedfordshire Times and Independent, Nine Killed In Raid - Damage by Fire and Blast, 31 Jul 1942.
      Nine people were killed and a number injured in an air-raid on a Home Counties town in the early hours of yesterday, Thursday. This was not the first attack on this town, and this time there were showered down incendiary bombs as well as high explosives.

    7. [S447] Gravestone Photographic Resource.

    8. [S450] Birmingham Daily Gazette, Midland Raid Victim's Funeral, 5 Aug 1942.
      Several hundred people attended the funeral at Edinburgh yesterday of Sergt. James K. Dalgleish, M.M., Royal Artillery, who was killed while dealing with an incendiary bomb dropped on a Midland town last Wednesday.

    9. [S34] Scotlands People, Canongate 685/03 0269.