Private James Baxter

Private James Baxter 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He died in France on 6th July 1916, aged 18, of wounds received during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Baxter of 34 Walkergate, Berwick and is buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, Somme, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Gone But Not Forgotten”. At that time the Battalion were holding captured front line trenches near Montauban which were heavily shelled causing numerous casualties. The photographs show a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalky soil very evident and Royal Scots in a captured trench.

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