Item MS 106/1/1 - Documents relating to Private James Braid, Royal Highlanders

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MS 106/1/1


Documents relating to Private James Braid, Royal Highlanders


  • April 1914 - February 1917 (Creation)

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Private James (Jim) Braid of the Royal Highlanders had enlisted before the outbreak of war. His early letters home to his family in Kirkcaldy show that he was thinking about buying himself out, but after a few months, he settled into Army life. The correspondence of letters and Field Service postcards covers his time spent training in Aldershot and in Ross-shire and describe life in France and at the Front. Jim was killed in action 25 September, 1915 on the first day of the Battle of Loos.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 106/1/1

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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