Lieutenant James Brown

Lieutenant James Macpherson Gordon Brown, 3rd Battalion attd 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 27, on the 6th May 1915 and is commemorated on the Memin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of James and May Brown of Thorniedean, Galashiels. He had worked in the family firm at Wilderbank Mill and as an all round sportsman had captained the Gala 1st XV. Rugby Club. He was commissioned in September 1914 and joined 2nd K.O.S.B. in early 1915. He fell in the desperate fighting to recapture the notorious Hill 60 which cost the Battalion 4 Officers and 130 Other Ranks. The artist’s impression depicts Hill 60.

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