Private James Grieve

Private James Wyllie Grieve, 44th (Manitoba) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died from wounds in France, aged 26, on the 12th May 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” Till The Day Breaks And The Shadows Flee Away”. He had been born in Gordon, Berwickshire and was the son of James and Isabella Grieve of 32 Livingstone Place, Galashiels. By 1906 the family had emigrated to Canada. He was farming at Monominto, Manitoba when he enlisted in March 1916 and was posted to the 44th in France in April 1917. He died in the 22nd Casualty Clearing Station at Bruay. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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