Lieutenant James Beggs

Lieutenant James Beggs, 21st (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 21, on the 9th April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Carlisle and was the son of James and Margaret Beggs of Globe Lane, Carlisle and 33 Island Street, Galashiels. He had been employed as an apprentice engineer when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers in September 1914. He landed in France in July 1915 and was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in November 1917. He is commemorated on the Plogsteert Memorial, Flanders, Belgium. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions awaiting the German attacks.

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