Private James Telfer

Private James Telfer, 7th/8th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France on 21st April 1917, aged 32, of wounds received during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France. He was born in Hobkirk and was the fourth son of Mr and Mrs Telfer of Langhaugh Walls, Bonchester.  Prior to enlisting in February 1915 he had been employed in the gardens at Wolfelee. His brother George also fell. ( see above for details ). The artist’s illustration depicts the grim nature of the fighting that took place during the Battle. The photo shows British troops with ” a wee chum ” in the main street of a captured village near Arras. The second photo shows a German gun captured by the Battalion near Monchy and put on display in Hawick after the War.

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