|Born||Scotland, 15 May 192|
|Died||14 August 1956|
We have heard from James' son that the date on the plaque is incorrect and that he came from Alloa, about 40 miles from Edinburgh. The date on the Register of deaths confirms the date as August.
He died during an operation to remove of his appendix.
This picture of James is taken from a larger picture taken by his colleague, Norman Jamieson, which you can see on a WEBSITE(opens new window) that contains more pictures by Norman, as well as many other pictures of South Georgia whalers. The picture appears here by kind permission of Jim McLaren.