James Ewing Grimmond

25 October 1914–1995 (Age 80)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Ewing

When James Ewing Grimmond was born on 25 October 1914, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Grimmond, was 21 and his mother, Helen Harvey, was 21. He died in 1995, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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David Grimmond
Helen Harvey
David Grimmond
James Ewing Grimmond
Catherine Grimmond
Thomas Brennan Grimmond

Parents and Siblings


    Helen Harvey






    Catherine Grimmond


    Thomas Brennan Grimmond


World Events (8)


Age 4

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1919 · Battle of George Square

Age 5

A few months after the ending of World War I, a violent confrontation arose between the Glasgow City Police and workers on strike. There were no fatalities in the skirmish, and it caused the work week to be reduced to 40 hours. But, In the aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops were moved to Glasgow and its surrounding areas.
1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Age 24

The Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held from May to December 1938 and offered a chance to showcase and boost the economy of Scotland. It also marked fifty years since Glasgow's first great exhibition held in 1888.

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