Lance Corporal James Beattie

Lance Corporal James Beattie, 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He died in Germany on 1st July 1915, aged 30, whilst a Prisoner of War of the Germans. He was a Regular Soldier and was the son of James Beattie of Kershope, Newcastleton. He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. He had been wounded on April 4th and again on 9th May when he was taken prisoned during the Battle of Aubers Ridge. The Battalion lost heavily in this attack losing 14 Officers and 461 Other Ranks in killed, wounded, missing and captured. The artist’s impression shows the Black Watch attacking at Aubers Ridge.

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