Private James Lyall

Private James Kennedy Lyall, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium on 2nd February 1916, aged 21 and is buried in Maple Copse Cemetery, nr., Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He was the son of Ralph and Margaret Lyall of 39 West Street, Berwick. At that time the Battalion was holding frontline trenches near Armagh Wood in the Salient and suffered casualties from intermittent enemy shelling. Before the War had been employed as a baker with the Tweedside Co-op.

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