Private James Menin

Private James Menin, 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). He was killed in action in France on 9th November 1918, aged 19, during the capture of Maubeuge by 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. ( two days before the War ended ). He was the son of John and Fanny Menin of 26 Osborne Road, Tweedmouth and is buried in Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Thy Will Be Done “. Before enlisting he had been employed by the North British railway as a cleaner in the engine sheds The M.G.C. used the Vickers water cooled machine gun in both a defensive and offensive role. He fell during the ” Advance to Victory” and the photos show Allied troops advancing against the retreating Germans during the final 100 days of the War.

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