James Macritchie, 5 Swainbost

Last address in Lewis: 5 Swainbost,
Son of Murdo Macritchie, of 49, Swainbost, Ness, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7288
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 31 May 1915 at the age of 18
Killed in action at La Bassee
Interred: St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, I. D. 9
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross

James is shown in the 1901 census, aged 4, at the house of his grandparents Kenneth (61) and Mary (64) Maclean. Also present are his parents Murdo (35, fisherman) and Cathrine (34) as well as his sister Annie (2) and cousin Annie (7). 

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