Private James Jamieson

Private James Jamieson, 3rd Regiment , South African Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 31, on the 11th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was born in Selkirk in 1885 and was the son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Jamieson formerly of Back Row, Selkirk. m In 1901 aged 16 he was serving his tim in Selkirk as a watchmaker and sometime afterwards he had emigrated to South Africa. He had served in the German South West Africa campaign in 1915 before volunteering for overseas service and joining his Battalion in France in August 1916. He fell in the fighting for the Butte de Warlencourt and is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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