Private James Lough

Private James Lough, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 5th September 1916, age 39, during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He was the brother of Mrs Douglas of 34 Woolmarket, Berwick and had already served for 19 years as a Regular with the Seaforth Highlanders in India and the Far East. On the outbreak of War he had rejoined his old Regiment but had been transferred to the Gordons. Before re-enlisting he had been employed at the transhipping shed at Tweedmouth. He fell in the fighting to take the strong German positions in the village of Ginchy. The photographs show the “village ” after its capture an Scots troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today ” with no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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