Roll of Honour
James Anthony Boyd Macharg
James Anthony Boyd MacHarg was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs E Simpson Macharg, 'The Grove', Ibrox. Like his brother Ebenezer he was educated at the Glasgow High School. After he left school he took an active interest in the Boys' Brigade, and rose to command the 80th Glasgow Company.
For a number of years he was in the employment of J & A Roxburgh, the Glasgow firm of ship-owners. He had just begun to open up a merchant business on his own account with Spain when the war broke out.
He had served in the University OTC with his brother and he too applied for a commission in the army, despite having recently recovered from a serious illness. After a period of service at Hamilton he went to the front as 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
He was killed leading his men into action on 29th October 1916, just a few days after his brother Ebenezer Maitland Macharg had met a similar end. He was 32. The brothers are commemorated on Panel 4D of the Thiepval Memorial.
Comments and Citations
Obituary: The Glasgow High School: Book of Service and Remembrance (Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson, 1921)
University of Glasgow Archives, Faculty and Registry Records