Inglis, James Normand


Younger son of James Tennant Inglis and Maud Elizabeth, nee Newell, of The Hirsel, St Andrews, he came to Winchester from Mr. G. Blunt’s school close to his home. In 1906, he obtained a commission in the 4th (Militia) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and transferred to the Regular Army in February 1909. In February 1916 he was posted to 2nd Battalion, Black Watch, which was serving in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The Black Watch had sustained heavy casualties in actions during February and March 1916 and Inglis had been appointed Acting Major, commanding what was left of 2 Battalion. He fell on April 22nd, 1916, during the assault on the Sanna-i-Yat position in front of Kut. He had twice been mentioned in Despatches and had received the Military Cross.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Inglis
  • Forenames or initials: James Normand
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1901-1903
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Black Watch
  • Date of Birth: 24th June 1888
  • Date of Death: 22nd April 1916
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C1
  • Decoration: MC
  • Burial Site: AMARA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ: Grave XVI.H.14