Private James Robertson

Private James Robertson, 16th ( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France, aged 35, on 23rd August 1916 from wounds. He died in No.1 Casualty Clearing Station and was buried in Choques Military Cemetery, near Bethune, Pas de Calais, France. He had been born at Oxendean Burn at Cornhill and had enlisted in Cramlington. Thanks to the persistence of Eric Grounds his name has recently been added to the War Memorial. ( 2021 ) On the 21st August the Battalion had left Bethune to relieve the 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Cambrin sector of the Front. The photographs show British troops at the front and the colour photo shows part of the Somme area today, with “no guns no barbed wire no guns firing now”.

Scroll to Top