Lance Sergeant James Brown, M.M.

Lance Sergeant James Knox Brown, M.M. 6th (Service) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 27, on the 30th September 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Alexander and Agnes Brown of 41 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels. He had been awarded his Military Medal in May 1918 for bravery in the field. He is buried in Ledeghem Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He fell in the action near Dadizeele where progress was difficult under heavy machine gun fire and the immediate objectives were not secured. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German army during the final 100 days of the War.

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