Corporal James Spiden

Corporal James Spiden, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 27 September 1915 during the Battle of Loos, aged 22. He was the son of Jane and the late George Spiden of Ecklaw, Cockburnspath and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He fell in the action which saw his Battalion and 12th Royal Scots defending the captured Hohenzollern Redoubt against a strong German counter attack. The photograph shows part of the Loos battlefield looking towards the German front line which is being shelled.

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