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    1. [PETRIE-SCOTLAND] James Petrie, born c1897 Blairgowrie/Black Watch
    2. Heather Johnson
    3. Hi there Can anyone claim James [F.] Petrie please? I am trying to help a local Blairgowrie historian track down his parentage. This is the information we can offer:- On his CWGC file he is "James J." Petrie but, if we have the correct James in the census entries, he has been found as "James F."! In the 1901 census entry, he is listed as James Petrie a "boarder" born Blairgowrie "4" (c1897). He is with the Clark family (including a Susan Clark b1872 and another boarder James Scott "1" born Clunie, Perthshire) at 51 William Street, Blairgowrie; In the 1911 census entry, he is "James F." Petrie (again "Boarder", with James Scott), again with the Clark family in Precinct Street, Coupar Angus, which includes Linen Weaver Susan Clark again. James is an "Apprentice Dresser" in a "Factory". On James' Soldiers Effects Register his legatee was his 'mother' - Susan Clark. James enlisted in Perth, his regiment was the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)/(Fife and Forfar Yeomanry)/Service No. 266109. He died 30 December 1917. He drowned, being on the ship Aragon was sunk - he is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Thinking out loud, I wondered if the "F" stood for Francis? An interesting note is that I think the aforementioned James Scott was registered as James Duncan Scott born 27 July 1899, Clunie, Perthshire - he was the illegitimate son of Gamekeeper Charles Scott and Domestic Servant Cecilia Duncan. So was Susan Clark James [F.] Petrie's mother or is he on any Petrie tree? Any thoughts welcomed .... Heather

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