Private James Spence

Private James Spence 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France on 6th May, aged 22, of wounds received in action on 26th April during the Second Battle of Ypres. He was the son of Rachel Spence of 49 West End, Tweedmouth and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery. The Battalion had only landed in France on 21st April before being rushed into action into action in Belgium. Before the War he had been employed as a moulder with Messrs Elder.

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